2017 Everest Premier League

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2017 Everest Premier League
Dates18 December 2017–30 December 2017
Administrator(s)EPL Pvt Ltd
Cricket formatTwenty20
Tournament format(s)Single round robin and playoffs
Host(s)   Nepal
ChampionsBiratnagar Warriors (1st title)
Participants6
Matches played19
Player of the series
Most runs
Most wickets
Official websiteeplt20.com.np
2016
2018

The 2017 Everest Premier League, also abbreviated as 2017 EPL, and branded as TVS EPL 2017 was the second edition of the Everest Premier League, a professional men's domestic Twenty20 cricket competition in Nepal. The tournament was scheduled to be held from 18 December 2017 to 30 December 2017.[1] The tournament featured six teams and their names were based on the cities.

Biratnagar Warriors were undefeated throughout the tournament. They became champions after defeating Bhairahawa Gladiators by 1 run in the final. Babar Hayat became player of the series for scoring highest runs and hitting most sixes in the tournament. Rohit Kumar Paudel was awarded as most valuable player for finishing well in some matches for Bhairahawa Gladiators. Israrullah and Basant Regmi were leading wicket takers in the tournament with 12 wickets.

Background[edit]

EPL Pvt Ltd announced the second season of the Everest Premier League on 30 July 2017 at Durbarmarg, Kathmandu. The founder of EPL, Aamir Akhtar disclosed the prize money of 2.1 million rupees to the winner of the tournament. He also announced that the name of the franchise teams will be based on the cities rather than the corporate houses. The logo of the tournament was also unveiled on the ceremony by the Nepalese national team captain, Paras Khadka and the head coach Jagat Tamatta.

Player Auctions[edit]

Dipendra Singh Airee, Shakti Gauchan, Sompal Kami, Paras Khadka, Gyanendra Malla and Sharad Vesawkar were selected as marquee players by each teams before the auction. Each teams were allowed to spend Rs. 1 million. The auction was held on 23 October 2017 and 60 players(10 to each teams), categorized as A, B and C were sold to the franchisee. Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane and Aarif Sheikh were the expensive players in the auction with the highest bid of Rs.175,000.[2]

Venues[edit]

Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground was the host for all matches of the tournament

Teams[edit]

Each team consisted of 15 players. 10 players were bought by each teams through auction. A talent hunt was conducted by each teams in their respective cities to acquire a young player in their squad. Similarly, the teams also included at least three foreign players in their side.

Bhairahawa Gladiators Biratnagar Warriors Chitwan Tigers Kathmandu Kings XI Lalitpur Patriots Pokhara Rhinos
  • Foreign players are listed in bold.
  • Players selected from the talent hunt are listed in italics.

Points table[edit]

Team M W L T NR Points NRR
Biratnagar Warriors 5 5 0 0 0 10 1.235
Bhairahawa Gladiators 5 4 1 0 0 8 0.208
Lalitpur Patriots 5 2 3 0 0 4 0.128
Pokhara Rhinos 5 2 3 0 0 4 0.062
Kathmandu Kings XI 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.682
Chitwan Tigers 5 1 4 0 0 2 -0.998
  • The four top ranked teams will qualify for the playoffs
  •      advanced to Qualifier 1
  •      advanced to the Eliminator
  •      Eliminated

League matches[edit]

Match 1[edit]

18 December
11:00
Scorecard
Kathmandu Kings XI
89/10 (18.3 overs)
v
Lalitpur Patriots
90/3 (16.4 overs)
Amit Shrestha 27 (28)
Suboth Bhati 4/15 (3.3 overs)
Jaykishan Kolsawala 44 (48)*
Akshu Fernando 2/19 (4 overs)
Patriots won by 7 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Durga Subedi and Ram Yadav
Player of the match: Lalit Rajbanshi (Lalitpur Patriots)
  • Lalitpur Patriots, elected to field first

Match 2[edit]

19 December
09:00
Scorecard
Chitwan Tigers
113/9 (20 overs)
v
Pokhara Rhinos
116/0 (17.4 overs)
Dipendra Singh Airee 42 (32)
Israrullah 4/22 (4 overs)
Israrullah 61 (52)*
Lalit Bhandari 0/12 (3 overs)
Rhinos won by 10 wickets
TU Cricket Ground,Kirtipur
Umpires: Himal Giri and Durga Subedi
Player of the match: Israrullah (Pokhara Rhinos)
  • Pokhara Rhinos, elected to field first

Match 3[edit]

19 December
12:45
Scorecard
Biratnagar Warriors
150/6 (20 overs)
v
Lalitpur Patriots
144/4 (20 overs)
Anil Sah 47 (35)
Sandeep Lamichhane 2/29 (4 overs)
Pawan Sarraf 51 (47)
Basant Regmi 1/17 (4 overs)
Warriors won by 6 runs
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung (Nepal), Durga Subedi (Nepal)
Player of the match: Anil Sah (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Lalitpur Patriots, elected to field first

Match 4[edit]

20 December
09:00
Scorecard
Pokhara Rhinos
122/6 (20 overs)
v
Biratnagar Warriors
123/7 (19.4 overs)
Rajesh Pulami Magar 30 (35)
Paras Khadka 3/28 (4 overs)
Anshuman Rath 60(61)
Israrullah 2/10 (4 overs)
Warriors won by 3 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Adhip Pradhan and Ram Yadav
Player of the match: Anshuman Rath (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Biratnagar Warriors, elected to field first

Match 5[edit]

20 December
12:45
Scorecard
Kathmandu Kings XI
118/8 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
121/3 (16.3 overs)
Amit Shrestha 29 (32)
Dipesh Shrestha 3/16 (3 overs)
Puneet Bisht 42 (29)*
Amar Singh Routela 1/6 (1 over)
Gladiators won by 7 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Vinay Kumar
Player of the match: Sharad Vesawkar (Bhairahawa Gladiators)
  • Kathmandu Kings XI, elected to bat first

Match 6[edit]

21 December
09:00
Scorecard
Lalitpur Patriots
141/9 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
145/6 (20 overs)
Yogesh Nagar 54 (33)
Dipesh Shrestha 3/24 (4 overs)
Puneet Bisht 50 (38)
Yogesh Nagar 2/31 (4 overs)
Gladiators won by 4 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Himal Giri and Durga Subedi
Player of the match: Puneet Bisht (Bhairahawa Gladiators)
  • Bhairahawa Gladiators, elected to field first

Match 7[edit]

21 December
12:45
Scorecard
Chitwan Tigers
142/7 (20 overs)
v
Kathmandu Kings XI
143/7 (19.2 overs)
Dilip Nath 46 (40)
Farveez Maharoof 3/21 (4 overs)
Farveez Maharoof 39 (33)
Praveen Gupta 2/23 (4 overs)
Kings XI won by 3 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Adhip Pradhan and Ram Yadav
Player of the match: Farveez Maharoof (Kathmandu Kings XI)
  • Kathmandu Kings XI, elected to field first

Match 8[edit]

22 December
09:00
Scorecard
Kathmandu Kings XI
98/8 (20 overs)
v
Pokhara Rhinos
102/4 (18.2 overs)
Sagar Pun 36 (47)
Bikram Sob 2/11 (3 overs)
Israrullah 45 (48)*
Sagar Pun 2/19 (4 overs)
Rhinos won by 6 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Hiralal Raut
Player of the match: Israrullah (Pokhara Rhinos)
  • Pokhara Rhinos, elected to field first

Match 9[edit]

22 December
12:45
Scorecard
Biratnagar Warriors
174/8 (20 overs)
v
Chitwan Tigers
103/10 (18.2 overs)
Babar Hayat 81 (42)
Praveen Gupta 5/23 (4 overs)
Bhim Sharki 24 (20)
Basant Regmi 4/11 (3.2 overs)
Warriors won by 71 runs
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar and Adhip Pradhan
Player of the match: Babar Hayat (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Chitawan Tigers, elected to field first

Match 10[edit]

23 December
09:00
Scorecard
Biratnagar Warriors
149/6 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
114/10 (18.3 overs)
Anshuman Rath 57 (50)
Harishankar Shah 3/35 (4 overs)
Pradeep Airee 18 (18)
Avinash Karn 4/25 (4 overs)
Warriors won by 35 runs
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Hiralal Raut, Vinay Kumar
Player of the match: Avinash Karn (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Bhairahawa Gladiators, elected to field first

Match 11[edit]

23 December
12:45
Scorecard
Lalitpur Patriots
130/10 (20.0 overs)
v
Chitwan Tigers
132/5 (19.2 overs)
Shankar Rana 27(37)
Yogendra S Karki 4/31 (4 overs)
Dipendra Singh Airee 55 (50)
Sunny Patel 3/23 (4 overs)
Tigers won by 5 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Buddhi Pradhan
Player of the match: Praveen Gupta (Chitwan Tigers)
  • Lalitpur Patriots, elected to bat first

Match 12[edit]

25 December
09:00
Scorecard
Biratnagar Warriors
147/7 (20 overs)
v
Kathmandu Kings XI
139/9 (20 overs)
Babar Hayat 67 (50)
Sompal Kami 2/33 (4 overs)
Farveez Maharoof 42 (37)
Anshuman Rath 3/19 (4 overs)
Warriors won by 8 runs
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar and Durga Subedi
Player of the match: Anshuman Rath (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Kathmandu Kings XI, elected to field first

Match 13[edit]

25 December
12:45
Scorecard
Pokhara Rhinos
108/10 (18.3 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
110/3 (17.4 overs)
Israrullah 41 (40)
Dipesh Shrestha 2/14 (3.3 overs)
Aarif Sheikh 48 (47)*
Taj Wali 2/25 (3.2 overs)
Gladiators won by 7 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Himal Giri and Buddhi Pradhan
Player of the match: Aarif Sheikh (Bhairahawa Gladiators)
  • Pokhara Rhinos, elected to bat first

Match 14[edit]

26 December
09:00
Scorecard
Chitwan Tigers
87/9 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
88/6 (18.3 overs)
Dipendra Singh Airee 15 (14)
Sharad Vesawkar 3/12 (4 overs)
Puneet Mehra 30 (29)
Shahab Alam 2/12 (4 overs)
Gladiators won by 4 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Vinay Kumar
Player of the match: Sharad Vesawkar (Bhairahawa Gladiators)
  • Bhairahawa Gladiators, elected to field first

Match 15[edit]

26 December
12:45
Scorecard
Pokhara Rhinos
132/5 (20 overs)
v
Lalitpur Patriots
138/4 (20 overs)
Sunil Dhamala 70 (62)*
Dipesh Bhandari 1/26 (4 overs)
Jaykishan Kolsawala 56 (45)
Israrullah 2/26 (4 overs)
Patriots won by 6 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Buddhi Pradhan and Ram Yadav
Player of the match: Jaykishan Kolsawala (Lalitpur Patriots)
  • Lalitpur Patriots, elected to field first


Playoff stage[edit]

  Preliminary Preliminary Final
                           
1 Biratnagar Warriors 131/2  
2 Bhairahawa Gladiators 127/8         Q1W Biratnagar Warriors 149/7
      Q1L Bhairahawa Gladiators 133/7   Q2W Bhairahawa Gladiators 148/9
  EW Lalitpur Patriots 132/6  
3 Lalitpur Patriots 138/5
4 Pokhara Rhinos 111/10  

Preliminary[edit]

Qualifier 1[edit]

27 December
09:00
Scorecard
Bhairahawa Gladiators
127/8 (20 overs)
v
Biratnagar Warriors
131/2 (17 overs)
Puneet Mehra 49 (34)
Sahan Adeesha 2/29 (4 overs)
Babar Hayat 62 (44)
Harishankar Sah 1/23 (4 overs)
Warriors won by 8 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Durga Subedi and Buddhi Pradhan
Player of the match: Babar Hayat (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Biratnagar Warriors, elected to field first

Eliminator[edit]

27 December
12:45
Scorecard
Lalitpur Patriots
138/5 (20 overs)
v
Pokhara Rhinos
111/10 (19.1 overs)
Sunny Patel 38 (26)
Israrullah 3/14 (4 overs)
Israrullah 25 (22)
Sandeep Lamichhane 3/27 (3 overs)
Patriots won by 27 runs
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Vinay Kumar
Player of the match: Sunny Patel (Lalitpur Patriots)
  • Lalitpur Patriots, elected to field first

Qualifier 2[edit]

28 December
11:00
Scorecard
Lalitpur Patriots
132/6 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
133/7 (19.3 overs)
Jaykishan Kolsawala 42 (37)
Puneet Mehra 2/28 (4 overs)
Pratham Salunke 32 (22)
Lalit Rajbanshi 2/9 (4 overs)
Gladiators won by 3 wickets
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Vinay Kumar and Buddhi Pradhan
Player of the match: Rohit Paudel (Bhairahawa Gladiators)
  • Bhairahawa Gladiators, elected to field first

Final[edit]

30 December
11:00
Scorecard
Biratnagar Warriors
149/7 (20 overs)
v
Bhairahawa Gladiators
148/8 (20 overs)
Anshuman Rath 41 (41)
Harishankar Sah 2/16 (4 overs)
Sharad Vesawkar 52 (39)
Paras Khadka 3/18 (3.5 overs)
Warriors won by 1 run
TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur
Umpires: Sanjay Gurung and Durga Subedi
Player of the match: Paras Khadka (Biratnagar Warriors)
  • Biratnagar Warriors, elected to bat first

Statistics[edit]

Most runs[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns NO Runs Ave SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Hong Kong Babar Hayat Biratnagar Warriors 7 7 0 313 44.71 139.11 81 0 3 25 17
Hong Kong Anshuman Rath Biratnagar Warriors 7 7 1 271 45.16 101.11 60 0 2 31 4
India Jaykishan Kolsawala Lalitpur Patriots 7 7 1 227 37.83 109.13 56 0 1 24 8
Pakistan Israrullah Pokhara Rhinos 6 6 2 196 49.00 105.94 61* 0 1 13 11
Nepal Aarif Sheikh Bhairahawa Gladiators 8 8 4 187 46.75 117.61 48* 0 0 11 10
  • Source: Cricinfo[9]

Most wickets[edit]

Player Team Mat Inns Wkts BBI Avg Econ SR 4w 5w
Pakistan Israrullah Pokhara Rhinos 6 6 12 4/22 8.66 4.33 12.0 1 0
Nepal Basant Regmi Biratnagar Warriors 7 7 12 4/11 9.33 4.17 13.4 1 0
India Praveen Gupta Chitwan Tigers 5 5 10 5/23 9.70 5.10 11.4 0 1
Nepal Paras Khadka Biratnagar Warriors 7 6 10 3/18 11.10 5.08 13.8 0 0
Nepal Harishankar Sah Bhairahawa Gladiators 8 8 10 3/35 16.30 5.82 16.8 0 0
  • Source: Cricinfo[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "खेल्ने हो ईपीएल ? ललितपुर प्याट्रियट्सले खेलाडी चुन्न ट्यालेन्ट हन्ट गर्दै - One Destination for Nepali Cricket - wicketnepal.com". wicketnepal.com. Retrieved 7 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Everest Premier League's auction held". Myrepublica.com. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  3. ^ https://wicketnepal.com/chitwan-tigers-announce-foreign-players-wn017/
  4. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/797481.html
  5. ^ http://www.news24nepal.tv/2017/12/08/215835
  6. ^ http://www.news24nepal.tv/2017/12/08/215835
  7. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/1130543.html
  8. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/india/content/player/469069.html
  9. ^ "Everest Premier League, 2017/18 / Records / Most runs". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 18 Dec 2017.
  10. ^ "Everest Premier League, 2017/18 / Records / Most wickets". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 18 December 2017.

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