Nepal T20 League, Nepal’s official franchise league has been postponed until December considering security arrangements. The inaugural edition of Nepal T20 was scheduled to commence on September 24.
The decision was taken as per the directives of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The advisory was received regarding the security arrangements for elections in the middle of the Nepal T20 league. The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) believes such a large contingent of overseas players featuring in the tournament requires extensive security and safety arrangements.
“This is a very crucial event for Nepal, which promises to be the largest carnival of T20 cricket and foreign tourism. We at the Cricket Association of Nepal take players’ safety and security very seriously. Therefore, we will comply with the advisory and postpone the T20 league to the proposed dates of December 11th till December 31st, 2022”, CAN stated in the press release.
67 domestic players and 32 foreign players have been 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.