Paras Khadka, Captain, Nepali National Cricket Team in TOUGH talk with Dil Bhusan

The Nepal National Cricket Team is the team that represents Nepal in international cricket. They have been anAssociate Member of the International Cricket Council since 1996, having previously been an Affiliate Member since 1988. Nepal were awarded Twenty20 International status by the ICC in June 2014.

Nepal made their maiden appearance in the ICC global event at the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. They have been participating in international matches since 1996, including every ACC Trophy tournaments. Nepal also participated in ICC World Cup Qualifier in 2001 and 2014, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier in 2012, 2013 and 2015, ICC Intercontinental Cup in 2004 and 2005, ACC Fast Track Countries Tournament in 2004, 2005 and 2006, ACC Twenty20 Cup in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013, Asian Games in 2010 and 2014 and ACC Premier League in 2014.

Unlike some other smaller cricketing nations, where teams are largely made up of expatriates, Nepal's national team comprises indigenous players who have usually come through the ranks playing age-group cricket.[