The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) unveiled the fixtures of the inaugural Nepal T20 League on Friday. Nepal’s major franchise league is commencing on the 12th of December. The tournament was scheduled to begin on September 24, later postponed regarding security concerns.
Six teams, Kathamdu Gurkhas, Lumbini All-Stars, Janakpur Royals, Far-Western United, Pokhara Avengers, and Biratnagar Super Kings, will compete for the maiden title of Nepal T20. The league will be played in a round-robin format, with each team meeting others in the home and away matches; however, all the games will be played at TU Cricket Ground.
Kathmandu Gorkha will face Pokhara Avengers in the first match of the tournament. On the same day, Lumbini All star takes on Farwestern United. The final will be played on 31st December.
67 domestic and 32 foreign players were signed from the two-day draft held on September 10th and 11th in Kathmandu. Veteran Australian pacer Brett Lee was announced as the mentor of the tournament. Similarly, Some big international names like Mohammad Hafeez, Angelo Mathews, Carlos Brathwaite, Adam Lyth, Thisara Perera, and Ben Cutting are all set to feature in the maiden Nepal T20.
Watch: Full squad of the teams