ICC recognizes fourth edition of Everest Premier League cricket

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Kathmandu: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has recognized the fourth edition of the Everest Premier League (EPL) in September.

Organizer EPL Pvt. Ltd. issued a statement on Thursday stating that the EPL has been recognized by the ICC.

The fourth edition of the EPL is being held in Kathmandu from 9 to 23 September. The competition was postponed due to the corona epidemic even though it was scheduled to be held from March 1 to 15 last year.

The Nepal Cricket Association (NCA) has already given permission for the EPL.

Recognition by the ICC has paved the way for foreign players to play in the EPL. Earlier, T20 stars like Chris Gayle were sure to come to Nepal. But the Nepali spectators could not watch Gayle’s game at the TU ground as the league was not held on time.

Earlier, the third edition was organized in 2019. In which Lalitpur Patriots won the title.

Along with the previous winners Lalitpur, Kathmandu Kings 11, Biratnagar Warriors, Pokhara Rhinos, Chitwan Tigers and Bhairahawa Gladiators will compete in the EPL.

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