Nepal are ranked 15th in the ICC rankings for ODIs. © Twitter Sandeep Lamichhane, the 18-year-old leg-spinner from Nepal, wants the ICC Cricket World Cup to be at least a 16-team event. Lamichhane is Nepal’s most successful cricketer and in 2018 became the first cricketer from his nation to get an IPL contract with Delhi Capitals (then Delhi Daredevils). The upcoming World Cup 2019 that is to be played in England and Wales is going to be a 10-team tournament where the top ten ranked teams by the International Cricket Council (ICC) will play each other in a round-robin format.”Sorry to say but a 10-team World Cup will hurt a lot of players like me who will not be a part of it,” the Delhi Capitals player told AFP in an interview.”I think there should be 14-16 teams in the World Cup.”Lamichhane added: “World Cup comes after every four years and teams can achieve their biggest dreams there. We are an emerging nation and this is something we would love to play for our country.”Even in 2023 there are (again) only 10 teams so it will be a while before we can even think of playing in the 50-over event.”Lamichhane,… Read full this story
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