Everest Premier League (EPL) Pvt Ltd made public the tie sheet of EPL Twenty20 League with Lalitpur Patriots clashing against Kathmandu Kings XI in the tournament opener on .
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.
11:00 am Kathmandu Kings XI Vs Lalitpur Patriots
09:00 am Chitwan Tigers Vs Pokhara Rhinos
12:45 pm Biratnagar Warriors Vs Lalitpur Patriots
09:00 am Biratnagar Warriors Vs Pokhara Rhinos
12:45 pm Bhairahawa Gladiators Vs Kathmandu Kings XI
09:00 am Lalitpur Patriots Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators
12:45 pm Chitwan Tigers Vs Kathmandu Kings XI
09:00 am Pokhara Rhinos Vs Kathmandu Kings XI
12:45 pm Chitwan Tigers Vs Biratnagar Warriors
09:00 am Biratnagar Warriors Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators
12:45 pm Lalitpur Patriots Vs Chitwan Tigers
24TH December – Rest Day
09:00 am Kathmandu Kings XI Vs Biratnagar Warriors
12:45 pm Pokhara Rhinos Vs Bhairahawa Gladiators
09:00 am Bhairahawa Gladiators Vs Chitwan Tigers
12:45 pm Lalitpur Patriots Vs Pokhara Rhinos
09:00 am Qualifier 1 (Group 1st Vs Group 2nd)
12:45 pm Eliminator (Group 3rd Vs Group 4th)
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)