Everest Premier League

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Everest Premier League (EPL)
Countries    Nepal
Administrator EPL Pvt Ltd
Format Twenty20
First tournament 2016
Last tournament 2017
Tournament format Round-robin and Knockout
Number of teams 6
Current champion Biratnagar Warriors
Most successful
Most runs Paras Khadka (357) (Biratnagar Warriors)
Most wickets Basant Regmi (20) (Biratnagar Warriors)
TV
Website eplt20.com.np
2017 EPL

Everest Premier League (EPL) (Nepali: एभरेष्ट प्रिमियर लिग) is a t20 cricket league run by private group in Nepal. It is played in Twenty-20 format. It is played in round-robin leagues from the groups. The first edition of the tournament was held in September 2016 with six franchises consisting of domestic and international players. The most awaited Everest Premier League unveiled on 24 February in a press conference held at Hotel Radisson. NPL is undoubtedly a historical cricket tournament played domestically with an international touch. Zohra Sports Management and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had an exclusive agreement to introduce NPL for three years to start with. From year 2018 the joint collaboration of Everest Premier League and Dhangadi premier league is going to happen as first brand new Nepal Premier League. The matches will be hosted in two different city with the playoffs and final being held in Kathmandu. So,first phase will be in Dhangadi and second in Kathmandu. It will be for 2 long months with biggest prize money. Likewise, next season will be held in 3 different cities and will be broadcast live.

On 13 May 2014 a handful of CAN members issued a press release claiming CAN had pulled out as the organizers of the tournament.In this year 2016 EPL is announced from september 24 to october 3 which is going to held in TU ground Kathmandu.[1] While a majority of CAN members resigned from NPL Governing Council, the then President, Tanka Angbuhang still continued on promoting the event stating that the decision made was unofficial and without his knowledge. Last year sponsors of this league was C.G. Foods (Wai Wai).[2][3]But this year Wai Wai withdraw its sponsorship citing illegal claim from EPL and it's disapproved structures. Ncell had blacklisted the organizer in 2015.

Teams[edit]

Former teams[edit]

Team Owner(s)[4] Captain Head coach Dissolved
Vishal Warriors Vishal Group Nepal Paras Khadka Nepal Mahesh Rizal 2016
Colors X-Factors Teletalk Private Limited Nepal Gyanendra Malla Nepal Manzoor Alam 2016
Jagdamba Rhinos Shanker Groups Nepal Shakti Gauchan Nepal Navin Singh 2016
Panchakanya Tej Panchakanya Groups Nepal Sharad Vesawkar Nepal Kalam Ali 2016
Kantipur Gurkhas Kantipur Publications Nepal Basanta Regmi Nepal Samson Jung Thapa 2016
Sagarmatha Legends Ghorahi Cements Nepal Binod Bhandari Nepal Jagat Tamatta 2016

Tournament seasons and results[edit]

Season Final Final venue
Winner Result Runner-up
2016
Details
Panchakanya Tej
171/4 (20 overs)
Tej won by 40 runs
Scorecard
Colors X-Factors
131 (17.3 overs)
TU Cricket Ground
2017
Details
Biratnagar Warriors
149/7 (20 overs)
Warriors won by 1 run
Scorecard
Bhairahawa Gladiators
148/9 (20 overs)
TU Cricket Ground

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dhakal, Adarsha (14 May 2014). "CAN withdraws NPL ownership". eKantipur. Kathmandu. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cricketlok EXCLUSIVE: Wai wai Everest Premier League (EPL)". Cricket Lok. Kathmandu. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Everest Premier League from April". República. Kathmandu. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. updated by Nirak poudel nirakpoudel77.simdif.com
  4. ^ "Cricketlok EXCLUSIVE: Nepal Premier League Draft Squads". Cricket Lok. Kathmandu. 24 February 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2014. 

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