The Netherlands regained their ODI status, which they lost during the 2014 World Cup Qualifier in New Zealand, in December 2017 by winning the World Cricket League Championship, while Nepal gained their ODI status by finishing in the top-3 Associate Members in the ICC World Cup Qualifier 2018.
For Nepal it means the first ever ODI match they’ll be involved in. Both countries still need to play four ODI’s to make their mark on the MRF Tyres ICC ODI Team Rankings.
Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell: “It’s going to be a fantastic series for both countries as it will be our first ODI since regaining our status lost in 2014, it will also be Nepal’s first ODI ever. These games also present us with another opportunity to expose our youngsters to top quality cricket & I’m excited to keep watching their development”
Coach Jagat Tamatta of Nepal: “All the players, coaches and supporting staffs are happy and excited to take part in the first ever ODI match for Nepal. This will be a great challenge for us to compete and maintain our ODI ranking as well. This is also the pathway for the One Day Cricket World Cup as well as the pathway for Test status”.
Paras Khadka (Nepal captain): “Exciting times ahead for all of us as we gear up for our first ODI. Let's hope we can make it memorable by winning it. We are looking forward to a keen contest. It's a dream come true for a lot of our players”.