The Everest Premier League 2021 is also known as EPL4 or TVS EPL for funding purposes. It is the fourth season of Everest Premier League and an efficient Twenty-20 cricket tournament played in Nepal. Check Everest Premier League 2021 Schedule & Teams List.
In the second place, the competition was first organized in December 2019 after multiple delays. consequently, the defending winners are Lalitpur Patriots who have won their first title in the year 2018.
Similarly, the EPL is arranged by EPL Pvt. Ltd., a private company run by Suraj Giri and Aamir Akhtar. In addition, it is the largest cricket competition in the world, it is scheduled mostly during the northern winter calendar that is mainly in December month. The event is played in a Round-Robin pattern with the top four squads authorized for the playoffs. The first season was held in September 2016.
Everest Premier League 2021 Schedule
The timetable of EPL T20 got rescheduled thrice but now it’s officially going to start from 25th September 2021 and ending on 9th October 2021. Moreover, The champions Lalitpur Patriots are likely to start the series by the opening match.
Start Date of EPL 2021: 25th September 2021
End Date of EPL 2021: 9th October 2021
|September 2021||Matches||Time (IST)|
|25 Sep, Saturday||Kathmandu Kings XI vs Lalitpur Patriots||12:00 PM|
|26 Sep, Sunday||Biratnagar Warriors vs Chitwan Tigers Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Pokhara Rhinos||9:15 AM 1:15 PM|
|27 Sep, Monday||Biratnagar Warriors vs Kathmandu Kings XI Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Chitwan Tigers||9:15 AM 1:15 PM|
|28, Sep Tuesday||Kathmandu Kings XI vs Pokhara Rhinos||12:00 PM|
|29 Sep, Wednesday||Lalitpur Patriots vs Pokhara Rhinos Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Biratnagar Warriors||9:15 AM 1:15 PM|
|30 Sep, Thursday||Chitwan Tigers vs Kathmandu Kings XI||1:15 PM|
|October 2021||Matches||Time IST|
|October 1, Friday||Biratnagar Warriors vs Lalitpur Patriots Chitwan Tigers vs Pokhara Rhinos||9:15 AM 1:15 PM|
|October 2, Saturday||Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Kathmandu Kings XI Biratnagar Warriors vs Pokhara Rhinos||9:15 AM 1:15 PM|
|October 3, Sunday||Chitwan Tigers vs Lalitpur Patriots||12:00 PM|
|October 4, Monday||Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Lalitpur Patriots||12:00 PM|
|October 5, Tuesday||Qualifier 1||12:00 PM|
Everest Premier League 2021 Teams List
The EPL 2012 is the fourth edition of EPL. It was initially scheduled from 8th to 22nd December 2019 but later delayed to start from 29th February to 14th March 2020. However, it was again rearranged to run from 14th to 28th March 2020. On 5thy March the match was delayed due to the COVID-19 situation. In February 2021, the EPL 2021’s dates were given out by the Cricket Association of Nepal as 25th December to 9th October 2021. In fact, the dates were conflicting with the Vijayadashami carnival in Nepal.
There is a total of six teams taking part in Everest Premier League 2021:
- Biratnagar Warriors
- Kathmandu Kings XI
- Pokhara Rhinos
- Bhairahawa Gladiators
- Lalitpur Patriots
- Chitwan Tigers
Everest Premier League 2021 Players List
This season the organization has pulled many popular International players in EPL such as Kevin O’Brien, Chris Gayle, Mohammad Shahzad, Dwayne Smith, and Hashim Amla. Accordingly, every game will be played in Kathmandu at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground. Likewise, it holds a size of 15,000 audiences.
Bhairahawa Gladiators – Dwayne Smith, Pradeep Airee, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Kushal Malla; Krishna Karki, Dipesh Shrestha, Bikash Agri, Sharad Vesawkar, Aarif Sheikh, Bhuwan Karki, Abinash Bohara; Harishankar Shah and Himanshu Dutta.
Biratnagar Warriors – Paras Khadka, Basant Regmi, Anil Sah, Ramnaresh Giri; Anil Kharel, Saurav Khanal, Karan KC, Aasif Sheikh, Sumit Maharjan; Hari Bahadur Chauhan and Bikram Kumar Bhusal.
Chitwan Tigers – Mohammad Shahzad, Dilip Nath, Bhim Sharki, Sandeep Sunar; Shahab Alam, Aadil Khan, Sompal Kami, Lalit Bhandari, Ishan Pandey; Kamal Singh Airee, Sagar Dhakal and Khadak Bohara.
Kathmandu Kings XI – Kevin O’Brien, Sandeep Lamichhane, Subash Khakurel, Amit Shrestha, Md Samsad Sheikh; Akash Chand, Dipendra Rawat, Dipendra Singh Airee, Jitendra Mukhiya; Amrit Bhattarai, Raju Rijal, Amar Singh Routela and Sher Malla.
Lalitpur Patriots – Upul Tharanga, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sundeep Jora, Shankar Rana, Rasid Khan, Surya Tamang; Gyanendra Malla, Pawan Sarraf, Kushal Bhurtel, Sonu Tamang; Yogendra Singh Karki and Narayan Joshi.
Pokhara Rhinos – Chris Gayle, Binod Bhandari, Sunil Dhamala, Kishore Mahato, Bipin Khatri, Rit Gautam, Dev Shah, Bibek Kumar Yadav; Hashim Amla, Prithu Baskota, Sushan Bhari, Bikram Sob; Nandan Yadav, Lokesh Bam and Bipin Rawal.