KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal’s successful coach Pubudu Dassanyake has been appointed as the head coach of Bhairahawa Gladiators for the upcoming season of Everest Premier League (EPL) in Kathmandu on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Indian first-class cricket veteran Ravi Inder Singh scored most runs in the third edition of Everest Premier League (EPL) which concluded on Saturday with Lalitpur Patriots securing the trophy riding on Jaikishan Kolsawala’s half-century in the final. Another Indian batsman Gaurav Tomar scored most runs for Patriots in a title-winning campaign.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Everest Premier League (EPL) successfully completed its third season on December 22 providing the cricketers and cricket fans a reason to celebrate an early Christmas as Lalitpur Patriots won the tournament defeating Bhairahawa Gladiators in the final played at Kirtipur.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Sharad Vesawkar-led Bhairahawa Gladiators reached the final of Everest Premier League (EPL) for the second successive time in two years of its existence at the expense of Kathmandu Kings XI in the match played at Kirtipur on Thursday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The hero with a bat of eliminator impressed with the ball as player-of-the-match Kushal Malla made three decisive blows powering his team Bhairahawa Gladiators to second successive Everest Premier League final at the expense of Kathmandu Kings XI in the second qualifier match played at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Friday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Teenage batsman Kushal Malla shared a winning partnership of unbeaten 51 runs with national cricket team member Rohit Kumar Paudel to rescue Bhairahawa Gladiators from a tricky position of 91 runs for the loss of six wickets at 14.2 overs, chasing the target of 140 runs against Chitwan Tigers at the eliminator match of Everest Premier League at Kirtipur on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Irish all-rounder Kevin O’Brien produced another player-of-the-match performance as Kathmandu Kings XI knocked Biratnagar Warriors out of the Everest Premier League after defeating them by five wickets in the last group match played at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Player-of-the-match Sunny Patel registered the best bowling figures of the Everest Premier League (EPL), helping Lalitpur Patriots finish on the top of the points table as the team defeated Bhairahawa Gladiators by six wickets in a group match played at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Sunday. Patriots bundled out Gladiators for 92 runs before chasing the target in 14.2 overs.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Nepal national cricket team middle order batsman Dipendra Singh Airee smashed an unbeaten 54 runs from 46 deliveries to chase down the target of 130 runs in the 19th over against Pokhara Rhinos to secure Chitwan Tigers’ second win of the ongoing Everest Premier League (EPL) in Tribhuvan University international cricket ground in Kirtipur on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Nepal's all-rounder cricketer Shakti Prasad Gauchan retired from all forms of cricket after his team crashed out of the ongoing Everest Premier League (EPL) on Saturday. Gauchan-led Pokhara Rhinos' match against Chitwan Tigers at the Tribhuvan University international cricket ground in Kirtipur was his final match as a professional cricketer. Gauchan had retired from international cricket in July after playing for the national team of Nepal against the Netherlands.
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The wickets of Tribhuvan University international cricket ground has always received a load of flak from the cricketers, coaches, experts and observers of the game in the past. The same trend continued in the first few games of the current season of Everest Premier League (EPL) being played at the Kirtipur’s most iconic place. Three strips have been used in this edition of marquee T20 event where barring three matches; the first batting team has not been able to cross 143 runs.
KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Bhairahawa Gladiators won the match against Biratnagar Warriors by 4 wickets in the ongoing Everest Premier League (EPL) at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Wednesday. After winning the toss, Bhairahawa Gladiators elected to field first and restricted Warriors for 91 runs in 18.4 overs.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Biratnagar Warriors won by seven runs in first ever super over of the league. Pokhara Rhinos had set a target of 85 runs for Biratnagar Warriors in 20 overs. However, the game leveled going in the super-over.
KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Nepal’s marquee cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) is set to commence today with a match between last year’s winner Biratnagar Warriors led by Paras Khadka and Lalitpur Patriots led by Gyanendra Malla at Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
A popular player Kevin O’Brien became the first ever centurion from his nation Ireland after achieving the gallant feat in Ireland’s first ever Test match against Pakistan back in May. O’Brien had scored a match winning century against England in ICC World Cup 2011, which is arguably the biggest moment in Ireland cricket’s history. He arrived in Nepal on Wednesday with much fan fare to represent Kathmandu Kings Xi in the Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Everest Premier League (EPL) outfit Pokhara Rhinos has added their foreign quota by signing deal with fourth foreign player for the upcoming season on Friday. The Rhinos reached the deal with Hong Kong’s Sunny Bhimsaria, who represented Hong Kong under-19 team, and played for senior ‘A’ team during 2011 to 2018.
KATHMANDU, Oct 3: No country has embraced T20 like Nepal in the last few years. From Everest Premier League (EPL) in Kathmandu to Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) in the far-west and the latest extravaganza Pokhara Premier League (PPL) in Nepal’s top tourist destination Pokhara, T20 cricket has risen like a phoenix and is in the verge of being endemic among city and district-based franchise cricket leagues across the country.
KATHMANDU, July 4: Nepal’s marquee cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) Pvt. Ltd. has join hands with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in a partnership for the promotion of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nepal.
A new record for most numbers of fans in Nepal’s domestic cricket was made. The official ticket seller confirmed it to be more than 15000. By the naked eyes, it seemed much more. The social media is full of pictures from the ground.
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Bhairahawa Gladiators lost five wickets adding 15 runs to the total in their last three overs of the chase to concede the cliffhanger of a match by a run against Biratnagar Warriors.
The Bhairahawa Gladiators’ off-spinner Hari Shankar Shah dismissed Biratnagar Warriors skipper Paras Khadka and Hong Kong batsman Anshuman Rath in his four-over spell to restrict Warriors for 149 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs
KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Biratnagar Warriors will be hoping to upset Bhairahawa Gladiators once again as the two teams face each other in the Everest Premier League (EPL) final on Saturday at TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur.
Young U-19 batsman Rohit Poudel’s back to back sixes in first two deliveries of the last over bowled by Indian bowler Dipesh Bhandari sealed Bhairahawa Gladiators’ place in final of the EPL 2017. He scored unbeaten 28 runs from 17 deliveries with a four and two sixes.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Biratnagar Warriors has moved a step closer to the title of Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 Cricket Tournament, as the Paras Khadka-led side reached the final with a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Bhairahawa Gladiators in the first qualifier match on Wednesday.
Both Sharad and Aarif decided to take few overs to calm things down. Sharad is an experienced customer in such kind of situations but the way Aarif constructed his innings speaks volume of maturity level he has attained in recent times. At one point he was on 19 from 31 deliveries.
KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Hong Kong captain Babar Hayat smashed five fours and four sixes on his way to second fifty of the EPL 2017 to power Biratnagar Warriors to 147/7 in 20 overs. Biratnagar has already qualified for the playoffs. Both teams are facing each other in their last game of the group stage.
In all three cases, the ball was traveling. The boundary looked imminent. But the fielders timed their jump to perfection to complete all the catches. Sure the fielding is not up to the mark in EPL 2017 but they had their moments. And it has been brilliant ones.
The Everest Premier League’s second season is underway promising to be more exciting and entertaining than previous one. The opening match rather turned out to be a lame affair but there were enough talking points to indicate what is in store for coming days.