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EPL duo in Delhi working with the IPL

May 09, 2018 | Parbati Lama |

The Everest Premier League Managing Director Aamir Akhtar and Marketing and Media director Suraj Giri are in India for special training with the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The training for the EPL duo was made possible by Delhi Daredevils, one of the franchise teams that signed Nepali leg spin prodigy Sandeep Lamichhane. Akhtar and Giri will be in India for a week learning different aspects of operations behind the league, handling teams and management of participating franchises along with in depth training on broadcast, branding and promotion of the IPL.

According to Giri, IPL seldom entertains or trains organizers and owners of competitive cricket leagues round the globe but the training has been made possible via Delhi Daredevils. Akhtar and Giri are the first two people from Nepal to be officially involved with IPL operations. Mr. Hemant Dua, the CEO for GMR Sports - the company that owns Delhi Daredevils and Mr. Sunil Valson, AVP, Delhi Daredevils on their trip to Nepal on March had committed active participation of the two EPL leads in the IPL via Delhi Daredevils so as to aware EPL about international tournament operations and help with EPL’s growth.

Vikash Kumar, HR head of GMR Sports will guide both Akhtar and Giri during the training. Kumar is in charge of recruitment and was also instrumental in getting Lamichhane on the DD squad.

Akhtar who introduced franchise based cricket in Nepal had successfully organized Nepal Premier League (NPL), a 50-over tournament and two editions of Everest Premier League (EPL) -- a T20 city-based franchise tournament. Talking to Cricketing Nepal from Delhi, Akhtar said, "It is a great opportunity for us to be able to observe and learn from the operations of the IPL. We are excited to be a part of this prestigious tournament and we look forward to implementing our learning in EPL and Nepali Cricket!"


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