The draft of all Nepali players has been done and dusted in the second day draft of the Nepal T20 League, Nepal’s official franchise league. Only seven players were signed on the first day of the draft.
Six franchises signed 59 domestic players from the ‘B’ and ‘C’ categories. Six marquee players and Sharad Vesawakar was roped in from the opening day. Kushal Bhurtel, Binod Bhandari, Subash Khakurel, Aarif Sheikh, and Avinash Bohara who were unsold in category ‘A’, are picked in category ‘B’.
‘A’ Grade players will get a minimum of 15 lakhs Nepalese rupees while ‘B’ and ‘C’ grade players will get a minimum of 10 and 5 lakhs respectively.
Complete list after the completion of the Nepali players draft:
- Kathmandu Capitals:
Marquee: Gyanendra Malla
Category B: Lokesh Bam, Basir Ahmad, Kamal Singh Airee, Abinash Bohara
Category C: Anil Kharel, Saurav Khanal, Sandeep Rajali, Santosh Karki, Sunam Gautam, Gautam KC
- Lumbini All-Stars:
Marquee: Dipendra Singh Airee
Category B: Anil Kumar Shah, Kushal Bhurtel, Gulshan Jha, Sagar Dhakal
Category C: Yogendra Singh Karki, Kishor Mahato, Tilak Raj Bhandari, Sunil Dhamala, Akash Chand, Ishan Pandey
- Janakpur Royals:
Marquee: Sompal Kami
Category B: Sandeep Jora,Aadil Aalam, Dilip Nath, Lalit Rajbanshi
Category C: Sushan Bhari, Sagar Pun, Pawan Sarraf, Jitendra Mukhiya, Khadak Bohara, Rajesh Pulami
- Far Western United:
Marquee: Karan Kc
Category B: Binod Bhandari, Bhim Sharki, Dev Khanal, Rashid Khan
Category C: Durgesh Gupta, Bhuwan Karki, Hari Shankar Shah, Sher Malla, Basant Karki, Prakash Jaisi, Hashim Ansari
- Pokhara Avengers:
Marquee: Aasif Sheikh
Category A: Sharad Vesawakar
Category B: Kushal Malla, Pratish GC, Aarif Sheikh
Category C: Tul Bahadur Thapa, Bishal Bikram KC, Krishna Karki, Bipin Khatri, Sumit Maharjan, Siddhant Lohani
- Biratnagar Super Kings:
Marquee: Rohit Paudel
Category B: Arjun Saud, Nandan Yadav, Shahab Alam, Bibek Yadav
Category C: Amar Singh Routela, Narayan Joshi, Surya Tamang, Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskotaand Rijan Dhakal
The first edition of Nepal T20 is set to take place from 24th September to 22nd October in TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur.