The biggest T20 cricket league of Nepal, Everest Premier League is back after nearly one year due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.
The Everest Premier League today confirmed the launch of the 2021 edition from September 25th – October 9th, 2021.
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has granted official sanctioning for the 2021 Everest Premier League and endorses the tournament to be organized from September 25.
“I would firstly like to express my sincere thanks to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) for sanctioning the 2021 Everest Premier League. The situation with the COVID pandemic is continuing to improve in Nepal, and we are delighted to be able to announce the return of the EPL,” Aamir Akhtar, the Founder and Managing Director of the EPL said.
“This gives us more than six months to plan one of the biggest ever sporting events of Nepal, we have made some iconic associations with plenty more announcements coming that will give Nepali cricket fans tremendous excitement to look forward.” Akthar further added.
The Everest Premier League 2020 edition had to be postponed in March last year due to the COVID-19 after being sanctioned by ICC.
“Considering the unique circumstances of postponement and on the basis that all necessary conditions for sanctioning were already fulfilled, CAN endorses the tournament to be conducted between September 25 – October 9, 2021,” Ashok Nath Pyakurel, CAN secretary said.
“We believe with the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, all necessary protocols of Nepal Government, International Cricket Council (ICC) and CAN will be strictly followed.
The EPL has been a successful T20 franchise competition now in its fourth edition. It has been instrumental in getting world-class cricketers to Nepal, providing high-level competition to our cricketers and for fans to enjoy.” Pyakurel added.