Everest Premier League
|Administrator||EPL Pvt Ltd|
|Tournament format||Round-robin and Knockout|
|Number of teams||6|
|Current champion||Biratnagar Warriors|
|Most runs||Paras Khadka (357) (Biratnagar Warriors)|
|Most wickets||Basant Regmi (20) (Biratnagar Warriors)|
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. 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).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.
|Vishal Warriors||Vishal Group||Paras Khadka||Mahesh Rizal||2016|
|Colors X-Factors||Teletalk Private Limited||Gyanendra Malla||Manzoor Alam||2016|
|Jagdamba Rhinos||Shanker Groups||Shakti Gauchan||Navin Singh||2016|
|Panchakanya Tej||Panchakanya Groups||Sharad Vesawkar||Kalam Ali||2016|
|Kantipur Gurkhas||Kantipur Publications||Basanta Regmi||Samson Jung Thapa||2016|
|Sagarmatha Legends||Ghorahi Cements||Binod Bhandari||Jagat Tamatta||2016|
Tournament seasons and results
171/4 (20 overs)
|Tej won by 40 runs
131 (17.3 overs)
|TU Cricket Ground|
149/7 (20 overs)
|Warriors won by 1 run
148/9 (20 overs)
|TU Cricket Ground|
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