Nepal, United Arab Emirates qualify for ICC World Twenty20

Nepal and the UAE join Ireland and Afghanistan, who booked their tickets on Monday, at the finals with the two remaining qualifiers to be determined on Thursday.

updated: November 28, 2013 17:37 IST
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Dubai: Nepal qualified for their maiden ICC World Twenty20 finals with a five-wicket win over Hong Kong at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

Nepal survived a last-over scare to score the required 13 runs, with 10 runs coming from the first two deliveries and a last-ball misfield producing the winning runs.

Joining Nepal at the March 16-April 6 tournament in Bangladesh are the United Arab Emirates, who return to the global stage for the first time in 17 years.

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