3:45 PM : Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the EPL press meet straight from the venue Soaltee Hotel here in Kathmandu. The scheduled time for the meet is 5:00 PM.
As WicketNepal broke the news yesterday, the tournament is scheduled to begin on 24th September and will be played in T20s among the same teams and under same format as its 50 overs NPL edition. We will bring you the live updates of the squad and financial. Stay tuned.
Quick Read : EPL to begin on September 24
5:00 PM : The press meet is about to begin as we can bring you some pictures from the meet.
Paras Khadka has already arrived at the venue while the other captains are still making their way. Likewise Panchakanya Tej captain Sharad Vesawkar is also out here.
Tournament Date :- September 24 toOctober 3
Jagadamba Giants has been renamed as Jagadamba Rhinos.
Title sponsor – Wai Wai. Co-sponsors – Nepal Ice, Lenovo, Suzuki
5:17 PM : There is a slight delay in the program as Nirvana Chaudhary from Chaudhary group is yet to reach the venue. The next piece of news is, all captains from the previous edition will remain unchanged.
Teams and captains:-
Tej : Panchakanya group , Captain Sharad Vesawkar
Colors X-Factors : Teletalk Pvt Ltd , Gyanendra Malla
Vishal Warriors , Vishal group , Paras Khadka
Kantipur Gurkhas, Kantipur publications, Basanta Regmi
Jagdamba Rhinos , Shankar group , Shakti Gauchan
Sagarmatha Legends , Ghorahi cement , Binod Bhandari
Amounts shall be treated as match fees and the entire lodging, food, and local transportations shall be taken care by the organizer. This makes an allocation of around 5.4 million rupees just as match fees for the entire Wai Wai EPL. This is easily the highest match fees being paid in Nepali cricket.
Full squads will be declared in due course most likely in next couple of days.