KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Eight Nepali cricketers have been recommended for the initial draft of auction for the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL).
The IPL is a 20-20 cricket tournament held among various clubs in India.
Leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane, who had been with the Delhi Capitals for three seasons, has now been released by the club and is free to join any of the clubs in the tournament.
Likewise, Dipendra Singh Aiyer, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Sharad Bheshwakar, Avinash Bohara and Kushal Malla have also been recommended for IPL 2021, according to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
The auction for IPL that is taking place in Chennai of India on February 18 will decide if the Nepali cricketers will be selected for the tournament.
A total of 1,097 cricketers from 15 countries have registered themselves for IPL 2021. The number includes 814 from India itself. Others are from Afghanistan, Australia, Bangladesh, Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Scotland, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates, the United States of America, West Indies and Zimbabwe. (RSS)