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Gyanendra’s Patriots to meet Kings XI in EPL opener

Nov 30, 2017 | Cricketingnepal |

Everest Premier League (EPL) Pvt Ltd on Thursday made public the tie sheet of EPL Twenty20 League with Lalitpur Patriots clashing against Kathmandu Kings XI in the tournament opener on December 18.


The tournament is participated in by six city-based franchise teams with Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairahawa Gladiators, Chitwan Tigers and Pokhara Rhinos being the other. National team vice-captain Gyanendra Malla skippers the Patirots, while Kings are yet to unveil their skipper. National team fast bowler Sompal Kami is their marquee player.


On the following day, Chitwan Tigers will play against Shakti Gauchan-led Pokhara Rhinos and Paras Khadka’s Biratnagar Warriors will be up against Patriots. Tigers and Gladiators are yet to unveil their skippers but Dipendra Singh Airee and Sharad Vesawkar are their respective marquee players.


EPL is the highest cash prize cricket tournament of Nepal offering a cash purse of Rs 2.1 million to the champions. It recently held the auction of cricketers where Aarif Sheikh (Gladiators), Karan KC (Warriors), Sandeep Lamichhane (Patriots) and Binod Bhandari (Rhinos) were sold for the maximum bidding price of Rs 175,000 each.


In the league-cum-knockout tournament, the top four teams after the round robin league will enter the playoffs. The top two teams will play in the first Qualifier from where the winner will go into the final and the losing side will compete in the second Qualifier to play the loser of Eliminator match between third and fourth placed teams. 


EPL Tie-sheet


18TH December 

11:00 am Kathmandu Kings XI Vs Lalitpur Patriots 


19TH December 

09:00 am Chitwan Tigers Vs Pokhara Rhinos 

12:45 pm Biratnagar Warriors Vs Lalitpur Patriots 


20TH December 

09:00 am Biratnagar Warriors Vs Pokhara Rhinos 

12:45 pm Bhairahawa Gladiators Vs Kathmandu Kings XI 


21TH December 

09:00 am Lalitpur Patriots Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators 

12:45 pm Chitwan Tigers Vs Kathmandu Kings XI 


22TH December 

09:00 am Pokhara Rhinos Vs Kathmandu Kings XI 

12:45 pm Chitwan Tigers Vs Biratnagar Warriors 


23TH December 

09:00 am Biratnagar Warriors Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators 

12:45 pm Lalitpur Patriots Vs Chitwan Tigers 


24TH December -  Rest Day 


25TH December 

09:00 am Kathmandu Kings XI Vs Biratnagar Warriors 

12:45 pm Pokhara Rhinos Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators


26TH December 

09:00 am Bhairahawa Gladiators Vs Chitwan Tigers 

12:45 pm Lalitpur Patriots Vs Pokhara Rhinos 


27TH December 

09:00 am Qualifier 1 (Group 1st Vs Group 2nd) 

12:45 pm Eliminator (Group 3rd Vs Group 4th) 


28TH December

11:00 am Qualifier 2 (Loser of Qualifier 1 Vs Winner of Eliminator) 


29TH December -  Reserve Day 


30TH December - 11:00 am FINALS (Winner of Qualifier 1 Vs Winner of Qualifier 2)




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