Nepali national cricket team has been listed in the T20I rankings for the first time by the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Sunday.
A nation with T20I status has to play at least eight matches to be in the ICC rankings. Nepal has been listed in the 15th position at the bottom of the list. Nepal completed the quota of eight matches after playing four T20I series against the Netherlands last week where Nepal lost the series 3-1.
Nepal had played three T20I matches during its maiden ICC World Twenty20 held in Bangladesh last year and one against Hong Kong in Sri Lanka last year.
With Nepal’s impressive performances in Bangladesh, the ICC awarded Nepal T20I status on 28th June which came into effect from October 1.
The ICC’s 10 full members-Sri Lanka (1st), India (2nd), Australia (3rd), West Indies, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, as well as associates members-Scotland, Afghanistan, the Netherlands and Ireland are also in the list.