Nepal climbed up in the ranking published by the International Cricket Council (ICC). In the ranking of the associate and affiliate,
Nepal who were 14th in 2010, leaped up to eight position for the year 2011. Ireland is on top followed by Papua New Guinea and Canada. The countries are ranked on the basis of their performance, the development of the senior as well as the junior and the women’s team and development of the human resource such as umpires, scorers, coaches, ground staff etc in their respective countries.
Scotland, Netherlands, Kenya, UAE are fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh respectively. Likewise, Namibia and Afghanistan are ninth and tenth in the ranking recently published by ICC.