Nepal Coach Jagat Tamata has hit out at ICC after their request to tour South Africa was refused by the organising body.

With the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) currently suspended by ICC, they are reliant on them to organise their tours and fixtures.

Nepal are scheduled to play in the World Cricket League Division Two tournament in Namibia next month, and wanted to acclimatise in close by South Africa, but were turned down by ICC.

“We wanted to go to South Africa for preparation and requested the ICC to manage the tour. But despite more than three requests, the ICC directed us to go to Dubai saying there was no other option,” Tamatta told the Himalayan Times.

“South Africa could have been a perfect venue for the team’s final preparation as conditions there are very much similar to that of Namibia. But we are forced to go to Dubai.”

Instead ICC directed Nepal to the UAE, where they will three games against local opposition.

Nepal will vie for one of the two places on offer for the WCQ tournament along with UAE, Canada, Oman, Kenya and the hosts.