Sagarmatha Cement Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) trophy was unveiled on Saturday as the most-awaited domestic Twenty20 competition officially opens from Sunday.
Captains Paras Khadka (Team Chauraha), Shakti Gauchan (Rupandehi Challengers), Gyanendra Malla (CYC Attariya), Binod Bhandari (Kanchanpur Iconics), Sharad Vesawkar (Biratnagar Kings) and Basanta Regmi (Kathmandu Goldens) posed alongside the trophy.
A combined team of Nepal XI will play against Dhangadhi XI in a charity game on Sunday before the main competition begins on Monday. Dhangadhi Cricket Academy Director and organizer Subash Bahadur Shahi unveiled the trophy amongst a programme on Saturday
The 20 percent of the ticket collection from Sunday's charity match will go to former coach Arjun Khadka's children's education, while the remaining will be separate for the Dream Fapla project.
Gyanendra-led Attariya will take on Regmi's Kathmandu Goldens in the first match of the tournament on Monday, while Sharad's Kings will lock horns with Paras's Chauraha in the second game of the day.
Trophy of Dhangadhi Premier League - DPL
Paras Khadka, Captain, Team Chauraha
Gyanendra Malla, Captain, CYC Attariya
Sharad Vesawkar, Captain, Biratnagar Kings
Shakti Gauchan, Captain, Rupandehi Challengers
Basanta Regmi, Captain, Kathmandu Goldens
Binod Bhandari, Captain, Kanchanpur Iconics
Captains with trophy of Dhangadhi Premier League - DPL
Unveiling of Dhangadhi Premier League - DPL trophy