Nepal and Namibia became the first victims of both the Irish weather and the ludicrous policy not to have rain or reserve days in this tournament's schedule.

Following a delayed start, only 7.4 overs were possible at Stormont and play was abandoned to a 'no result' just before six o'clock.

Namibia, perhaps, will feel the more aggrieved, having reached 61-1 off the 7,4 overs that were bowled. Stephen Baard, who had started brightly against Ireland the day before, had raced to 39 off just 26 deliveries in an innings that included 4 fours and 2 sixes.

Gerrie Snyman was the only Namibian batsman to fall, caught by Anil Mandal off the bowling of the Nepalese captain Paras Khadka.

Both teams have been awarded one point for the 'no result'. Nepal now top Group A with 3 points from 2 matches, while Namibia have moved up to fourth.

Namibia next play on Monday morning against the USA, while Nepal wait until Monday afternoon to take on Ireland in what could be a group-deciding clash.