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Kings XI announce another big signing for EPL

Jul 16, 2018 | Saleena Shrestha |

Kathmandu Kings XI, one of the franchises in the upcoming Everest Premier League Twenty20, has announced another top notch signing for this season on Monday roping in United Arab Emirates (UAE) skipper Rohan Mustafa.

The announcement comes after Kings XI announced recruitment Ireland star Kevin O’Brien. Its mandatory in the EPL to recruit three players in their team and it would now be interesting who the Kings are hiring as their third signing.

Kings XI had finished fifth in the previous edition winning just a single game under former Sri Lankan international Farveez Maharoof. “Rohan Mustafa is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm slow bowler, a perfect all-rounder for the team, with a proven track record in Nepal and loves playing in Nepal” Kathmandu Kings XI Chief Operating Officer Raj Jung Thapa said in a statement.

Kings XI is acquired by Tele Holdings Pvt Ltd as a legacy of Team Colors X-Factors from EPL. Mustafa has represented UAE in more than 50 matches (T20 Internationals and One Day Internationals both combined) in both the formats of the game.

Mustafa has a haul of experience and is one of the greatest all rounders in Associate cricket. He also holds experience of playing in Nepali domestic cricket having played under Sompal Kami in the previous edition of Dhangadhi Premier League where he was declared the player-of-the-series.

He has been an integral member of the UAE national side for the last decade and helped establish a strong foundation for cricket in UAE. He is also picked up for the Global Twenty20 Canada alongside few modern greats.

“This batting all-rounder has the capacity to bat in any order and will be a key ingredient for Kathmandu Kings XI which is the biggest franchise in TVS EPL. Rohan has declared he is very happy to come back and play in Nepal,” a Kings XI statement reads. 


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