Published on : 10/15/2018

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Cricket Association of Nepal has approved the revised date for the coming season of Everest Premier League. As per the new dates, EPL is scheduled for March 14, 2020 - March 28, 2020 and the same dates have been forwarded to the International Cricket Council (ICC)for approval. We hope for the same cooperation and support from ICC, NSC, Nepali Media and Nepali Cricket fans as we received last year. Preparations are in full swing for the coming season and as we announced in our last release, big players can be expected to be a part of EPL 2020.


1. Each team can only put their "Category A Player" (as defined by EPL Committee) up for Trade. The names of which are provided below:

i.Paras Khadka xi. Kushal Bhurtel

ii. Gyanendra Malla xii. Subash Khakurel

iii. Dipendra Singh Airee xiii. Pawan Sarraf

iv. Binod Bhandari xiv. Basant Regmi

v. Karan KC xv. Pradeep Airee

vi. Sharad Vesawkar xvi. Sushan Bhari

vii. Md Arif Sheikh xvii. Abinash Bohara

viii. Sandeep Lamichhane xviii. Sompal Kami

ix. Rohit Kumar Paudel

x. Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi

(EPL Technical Committee has decided the category of the players in accordance to recent performances in National and Domestic Circuit)

2. Any team can offer any price for any of these players and if the team that currently owns the player agrees on the amount, the player can be sold. The base price of each player for trade is NRs. 200,000. Any amount above the base price of NRs. 200,000, sixty percent of the amount goes to the player and forty percent goes to the franchise. Player trade is optional. Each team can sell/ buy a maximum of two players. The sold players do not necessarily have to be replaced by Category A Players and can be replaced via Players Release which is to follow.

3. The amount the player is bought/sold is confidential. The buying of the player is for this season only. The trade window will be open from January 02 - January 9, 2020. The player does not have a say in the amount he is bought/sold.

Apart from this the players release modality for the players not in Category A is the same as last year.

“ EPL has been a great asset for Nepali cricket and the way it has helped Nepali cricketers grow via vast international exposure is very commendable. We wish EPL great success in the coming season and we are fully committed to supporting EPL in all necessary aspects. ”

- Chatur Bahadur Chand, President, CAN


“ Exciting times for EPL as we are on the verge of finalizing big names from the global cricketing community as iconic players in the EPL. The exclusivity in foreign players shall also set EPL apart from other regional leagues happening around the country. Players Trade opening for the first time in the history of Nepali Cricket could see star Nepali Players being sold for big amounts. ”

- Aamir Akhtar, MD, EPL

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