With international cricket making a comeback to the nation which was vividly affected by earthquake last year, it is sure to bring an air of happiness among the cricket-lovers there © AFP
With international cricket making a comeback to the nation which was vividly affected by earthquake last year, it is sure to bring an air of happiness among the cricket-lovers there © AFP

The ICC World Cricket League Championship is going to be special for Nepal as the country is all set to host international cricket after a long span of three years. It is Namibia who will play the hosts on April 16 and April 18 at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. The mentioned ground is the only international cricket ground of the country which last hosted the ACC Twenty20 Cup in the year 2013. With international cricket making a comeback to the nation which was vividly affected by earthquake last year, it is sure to bring an air of happiness among the cricket-lovers there. READ: ACC 2006: When Nepal chased Myanmar’s total in 2 balls

Amidst the good news, there is one major issue that Nepal cricket will have to cop up with. Nepal cricket does not have a governing body currently and as reported by icc-cricket.com, supported by National Sports Council and Cricket Association of Nepal Adhoc Committee, they will will have an independent selection panel which includes the national team coach and captain will select the team for the matches against Namibia.

In an interview with the same website, Tim Anderson, Head of Global Development of International Cricket Council (ICC), revealed, “The governance challenges currently being faced by Nepal cricket are unfortunate to say the least. However, in the best interests of the game, the players and the fans, we are heartened by the cooperation of all parties in agreeing a set of solutions that allows these important matches to be played, and consideration given to them being played in Nepal.”