Nepal T20 League, Nepal’s official franchise league organised by the Cricket Association of Nepal is likely to be rescheduled. The inaugural edition of Nepal T20 was scheduled to commence on December 24.
Chatur Bahadur Chand, CAN’s President confirmed today, citing the work permit issues of the foreign players.
Chand is also concerned over Seven3Sports, the strategic and commercial partner of the League as they have not done their homework for the preparation including foreign players’ work permit.
“The labour approval process has been slow and it is unlikely to happen before the current schedule. We are currently discussing the possibility of rescheduling the league in two or three days’ time,” Chand further added.
Can #CAN manage #NEPALT20 League?
Here's a timeline on what is happening with #NEPALT20 league. As the players have already arrived and practicing, CAN and the strategic partner #Seven3Sports are yet to manage basic requirements, including Work permit for Int'l players. pic.twitter.com/lXlKs2AYB1
— cricnepal.com 🇳🇵 (@cricnepal) December 22, 2022
Chand also confirmed that if the issue is not resolved within a couple of days, the contract with Seven Three Sports will be terminated and there won’t be any event this year.
Six teams, Kathmandu Knights, 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.