The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Monday confirmed the dates for the inaugural edition of the NepalT20 League & has unveiled four out of six teams that will feature in the league. As per CAN’s official statement, NepalT20 League will be played from September 24 to October 22 at Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium.
The inaugural season of the NepalT20 League will see the participation of the stalwarts of World cricket competing for the coveted Trophy. The four franchises that will participate in the league are Kantipur Capital, Biratnagar Superkings, Janakpur Royals, and Lumbini All-Stars. The names of the remaining two franchises (Pokhara and Far-western) were not disclosed as per the request of the owners.
“The owners of the two franchises were not available in the capital and we are unable to disclose their identity now,” CAN President Chatur Bahadur Chand said adding: “They will be introduced in a few days.”
At the time of unveiling the name of the franchises, CAN and its strategic partner Seven3sports also announced the owners of the teams. Mahesh Swar bags the Kantipur Capital team while the All-Star Sports based in the USA and owned by Sanjay Sharma are the owners of Lumbini All-Stars.
Gold Sports Foundation, a sports institution based in Rajasthan and owned by Gouri Shankar Dhamani — are the owners of Janakpur Royals while Diamond Digicap Sports, owned by Vikram Yadav — are the owners of Biratnagar Superkings.
“We are delighted and excited to welcome the four teams for NepalT20 League season one. We are extremely grateful to Kantipur Media Group to come on board as a team owner. Their support means a lot to us,” said Jatin Ahluwalia, CEO of Seven3sports.
All that you Need to Know about NepalT20 League
Earlier in 2022, CAN announced the launch of the NepalT20 League. After getting recognized by CAN the NepalT20 League became Nepal’s Official T20 League. Even the ICC has sanctioned the league as Nepal’s official T20 League. CAN hopes that the launch of the NepalT20 League will help in the growth & advancement of cricket in Nepal.
CAN had also roped in Seven3Sports, an Indian sports management company, as a commercial and strategic partner for the NepalT20 League for a duration of eight years. Prashant Malla, acting secretary of CAN, had announced that Seven3sports will provide CAN with a purse of around Rs 330 million in the eight years period at an average of Rs 41.25 million annually.
NepalT20 League will surely provide Cric-lovers that extra package of power-pack cricket that they usually crave.
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