Wednesday, June 19

Nepal T20 postponed!

By a Staff Reporter

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) announced that the first ever NepalT20 which is scheduled to commence on September 24, 2022, in TU Cricket Stadium has been postponed to December 2022.

CAN requested the Ministry of Home Affairs to provide the necessary security forces at the stadium and at the hotel where the players will reside during the tournament. In return, the Ministry of Home Affairs directed CAN to conduct the Nepal T20 only after the completion of the General Election which will elect 275 members of the House of Representatives. The General Election will take place on 20 November 2022 throughout the country.    

Following the directives of the Ministry of Home Affairs, CAN proposed a new date for Nepal T20 which is December 11th to December 31st, 2022. Six franchise teams Kathmandu Gurkhas, Pokhara Avengers, Biratnagar Super Kings, Janakpur Royals, Lumbini All Stars, and Far-Western United are set to participate in NepalT20 League.

A grade player will get a minimum pay of Rs.15 lakhs. Similarly, B-grade and C-grade players will get a minimum wage of Rs.10 lakhs and Rs.5 lakhs each.

Indian company Seven Three Sports will be a strategic and commercial partnership of Nepal T20 League. CAN had sold the rights of Nepal T20 to Seven Three Sports for the period of 8 years for 33 crores.

Squads of Nepal T20 League:

Kathmandu Capitals:

Marquee: Gyanendra Malla
Category B: Lokesh Bam, Basir Ahmad, Kamal Singh Airee, Abinash Bohara
Category C: Anil Kharel, Saurav Khanal, Sandeep Rajali, Santosh Karki, Sunam Gautam, Gautam KC

Overseas Players: Thisara Perera (A), Darshanpriya Weerakkody (B), Kamindu Mendis (C), Virandeep Singh (C),  and Dhananjaya De Silva (B)

Lumbini All-Stars:

Marquee: Dipendra Singh Airee
Category B: Anil Kumar Shah, Kushal Bhurtel, Gulshan Jha, Sagar Dhakal
Category C: Yogendra Singh Karki, Kishor Mahato, Tilak Raj Bhandari, Sunil Dhamala, Akash Chand, Ishan Pandey

Overseas Players: Ben Cutting (A), Rakheem Cornwall (B), Pat Brown (B), Bipul Sharma (C), Lahiru Milantha (C), and Nuwan Tushara (C)

Janakpur Royals:

Marquee: Sompal Kami
Category B: Sandeep Jora,Aadil Aalam, Dilip Nath, Lalit Rajbanshi
Category C: Sushan Bhari, Sagar Pun, Pawan Sarraf, Jitendra Mukhiya, Khadak Bohara, Rajesh Pulami

Overseas Players: Adam Lyth (A), Trevon Abishai Griffth (B), Ibrahim Zadran (B), Raj Rocky Nannan (C), Subhashinge Priyanjan (C)

Far Western United:

Marquee: Karan KC
Category B:  Binod Bhandari, Bhim Sharki, Dev Khanal, Rashid Khan
Category C: Durgesh Gupta, Bhuwan Karki, Hari Shankar Shah, Sher Malla, Basant Karki, Prakash Jaisi, Hashim Ansari

Overseas Players: Carlos Brathwaite (A), Dushan Hemantha (C), Puluna Tharang (C), Allah Ghazanfar (C), Zia-ul Rehman (C)

Pokhara Avengers:

Marquee: Aasif Sheikh
Category A: Sharad Vesawakar
Category B:  Kushal Malla, Pratish GC, Aarif Sheikh
Category C: Tul Bahadur Thapa, Bishal Bikram KC, Krishna Karki, Bipin Khatri, Sumit Maharjan, Siddhant Lohani

Overseas Players: Mohammad Hafeez (A), Seekkuge Prasanna (B), Niroshan Dickwella (B), Salman Irshad (C), and Shehan Madhushanka (C)

Biratnagar Super Kings:

Marquee: Rohit Paudel
Category B: Arjun Saud, Nandan Yadav, Shahab Alam, Bibek Yadav
Category C: Amar Singh Routela, Narayan Joshi, Surya Tamang, Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskotaand Rijan Dhakal
Overseas Players: Angelo Mathews (A), Joshua Persaud (B), Andre McCarthy (B), Gauranshu Sharma (C), Minod Ranasinghe (C), and Keon Joseph (C).

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