Nepal became the latest nation to join the One-Day International (ODI) club, securing their 50-overs status for the first time at the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.
The Paras Khadka-led team beat Papua New Guinea and then watched the Netherlands defeat Hong Kong to secure Nepal's elevation to the group of four teams with temporary ODI status until 2022.
Scotland, the Netherlands and the United Arab Emirates are the other three teams in that bracket, one below the 12 sides that enjoy permanent status.
Nepal's feat is even more impressive since their cricket board remains suspended over government interference in its operation.
- Nepal President: Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Capital: Kathmandu, Prime minister: Khadga Prasad Oli, Currency: Nepalese rupee
- Headquarters: Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Chairperson: Shashank Manohar, CEO: Dave Richardson