The cricket team of Nepal has been a part of international cricket ever since the year 1996. It has participated in tournaments such as ACC Trophy, ICC Intercontinental Cup, 2001 ICC Trophy and ACC Twenty20 Cup. More recently, Nepal has participated in ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier tournament.
ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier was started in 2008 so that associate members of ICC could participate in the ICC World Twenty20. Initially, only six teams were allowed to participate in the Twenty20 Qualifier. But currently the number has been increased to sixteen teams out of which six teams qualify for the ICC World Twenty20.
Nepal for the very first time participated in the 2013 ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier. Nepal entered the 1st place playoffs and played against Hong Kong in the quarter finals. It entered the semi-finals against Afghanistan. But Nepal lost the match because of which it had to play the 3rd place playoffs against United Arab Emirates. Nepal won the playoffs, got the third place in the Qualifier tournament and qualified for the 2014 ICC World Twenty20.
Nepal is for the first time making an appearance in some main ICC Tournament and it is looking forward to play well in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.