Nepal T20 League – Official T20 League in Nepal
Nepal T20 League – An Official T20 Franchise League in Nepal.
Nepal T20 is an official T20 Franchise league by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). The league was announced for the first time in 2022 and the inaugural edition will start from December 23 and the date is already sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Former Australian international cricketer Brett Lee was announced as the mentor of the NepalT20 and he also launched Ssixer, the official broadcasting partner of the Nepal T20 League.
A total of six city based franchise will be involved in the inaugural edition and the teams are as follows:
- Janakpur Royals
- Kathmandu Knights
- Lumbini All Star
- Biratnagar Super Kings
- Pokhara Avengers
- Far West United
The league was scheduled to take place from 24 September to 22 October 2022. However, it was postponed by the Cricket Association of Nepal on September 15, 2022 after the Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order to postpone owing to the upcoming elections.
All the matches will be played at TU Cricket Ground, Kirtipur and will be a double round-robin format.
Nepal T20 League – Players Auction
Player draft of the Nepal T20 2022 was conducted in September 10 and 11 behind the closed doors.
With number of national and international players registering for the draft, only 96 players were drafted into the final squad.
Each of the six franchises consist of 11 Nepali players and 5 overseas players. Most of the overseas players are from Sri Lanka.
Some big names like Carlos Brathwaite, Mohammad Hafeez, Angelo Mathews, Thisara Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Ben Cutting, Rahkeem Cornwall, Adam Lyth will be the part of the inaugural edition of Nepal T20.
Players like Isuru Udana, Dinesh Chandimal, Kushal Perera, Harry Tector, Chamika Karunaratne, Paul Stiriling, Sikandar Raza, Hashmatullah Shahidi remain unsold in the draft.
All the players list of Nepal T20 2022 Draft are listed below:
Pokhara Avengers – Asif Sheikh ( Marquee ), Sharad Vesawkar , Kushal Malla, Pratish GC, Aarif Sheikh, Tul Bahadur Thapa, Bishal Bikram KC, Krishna Karki, Bipin Khatri, Sumit Maharjan, Siddhant lohani.
Overseas Players: Zahir Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Upul Tharanga, Ameer Hamza, Abhimanyu Mithun.
Lumbini All Stars – Dipendra Singh Airee ( Marquee ), Anil Kumar Shah, Kushal Bhurtel, Gulshan Jha, Sagar Dhakal , Yogendra Singh Karki, Kishor Mahato, Tilak Raj Bhandari, Sunil Dhamala, Akash Chand, Ishan Pandey.
Lumbini All Stars – Harry Tector, Unmukt Chand, Lahiru Milantha, Shadley van Schalkwyk, Harmeet Singh Baddhan, Pat Brown, Bipul Sharma.
Kathmandu Knights – Gyanendra Malla ( Marquee ) , Lokesh Bam , Basir Ahmad, Kamal Singh Airee, Abinash Bohara, Anil Kharel, Saurav Khanal, Sandeep Rajali, Santosh Karki, Sunam Gautam, Gautam KC.
Overseas Players: Ryal Burl, Azmatullah Omarzai, Alex Blake, Virandeep Singh.
Far Western United – Karan KC ( Marquee ), Binod Bhandari, Bhim Sharki, Dev Khanal, Rashid Khan, Durgesh Gupta, Bhuwan Karki, Hari Shankar Shah, Sher Malla, Basant Karki, Prakash Jaisi, Hashim Ansari.
Overseas Players: Mohammad Shahad, Sean Williams, Mathew Forde, Hashmatullah Sahidi, Umar Ali.
Biratnagar Super Kings – Rohit Paudel (Marquee), Arjun Saud, Nandan Yadav, Shahab Alam, Bibek Yadav, Amar Singh Routela, Narayan Joshi, Surya Tamang, Pradeep Airee, Prithu Baskota and Rijan Dhakal.
Overseas Players: Hussain Talat, Gauranshu Sharma, Raj Rocky Nannan, Keon Joseph, Andre McCarthy, Sikandar Raza.
Janakpur Royals – Sompal Kami ( Marquee ) , Sandeep Jora , Md. Aadil Alam, Dilip Nath, Lalit N Rajbanshi, Sushan Bhari, Sagar Pun, Pawan Sarraf, Jitendra Mukhiya, Khadak Bohara, Rajesh Pulami.
Overseas Players: Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams, Andre McCarthy, Trevon Griffith, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Ashan Priyanjan.
Ssixer is the official broadcasting partner of the Nepal T20 and will be available in official app as well as in the official website.
The official TV Channel to broadcast the league is yet to be announced and it is expected that the coverage will be made available in more than 50 countries around the world.