The highly anticipated final match of the ACC Men’s Premier League, pitting the Nepal and United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricket teams against each other, has been brought to a frustrating halt for the second time due to heavy rainfall. Nepal, the host nation, won the toss and decided to field first in front of a packed crowd at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
Rain interrupts for the second time
At the time of the second rain interruption, UAE had only managed to put up a score of 106 runs in 27.3 overs but had already lost a critical nine wickets. The stakes could not be higher in the ongoing final of the ACC Men’s Premier League, as the victorious team will earn a coveted spot in the upcoming Asia Cup, scheduled to be held in Pakistan this September.
The teams are aware of the immense prestige and recognition that comes with winning this tournament, and both Nepal and UAE are determined to clinch the title and secure their place in the Asia Cup. In this year’s edition, the winner of the ACC Men’s Premier League will join heavyweights India and Pakistan in a high-octane group stage battle, making it an even more thrilling and competitive tournament.
Fans waiting patiently
Despite The Persistent Rain, The Passionate Fans of Both Nepal and Uae Have Shown Incredible Dedication and Loyalty by the Stadium. Patiently Waiting for the game to resume, holding umbrellas and braving the well. atmosphere in the stadium has been electric, with the fans cheering and chanting to show their support for their respective teams.
However, for Nepal, the home advantage has been a significant boost, and the players have drawn tremendous inspiration from the passionate crowd that has been cheering them on throughout the tournament.
Who qualifies if the game washes out?
In the event that the rain continues and the match cannot resume, Nepal will automatically qualify for the Asia Cup based on their higher rankings in the ICC’s ODI rankings. As per the latest rankings, Nepal is currently placed in 14th position, while UAE is ranked 19th.
While this scenario would be a disappointment for the players and fans of UAE, it underscores the importance of maintaining consistent performances in international cricket to secure a higher ranking. The possibility of a rain-affected outcome only adds to the tension and excitement of the g ame , as both teams will be hoping for the opportunity to decide their fate on the field.