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Changes aplenty in growing Everest Premier League

Nepal's premier T20 competition also to include 'Iconic' players from Test nations.

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Building on its successes in previous years, the Everest Premier League has announced changes for its upcoming edition.

Moving from December to a start in late February, the tournament’s late morning starts will be played out in Nepal’s spring, a climate more conducive for competitive cricket. A final on March 14 also means the tournament will include three Saturdays, encouraging fans to attend the Tribhuvan University to watch in person.

For those unable to witness matches in person, organisers have pledged a slicker television production, in a quality unseen in Nepali sport. Discovery Asia-Pacific’s DSport is the rumoured channel to broadcast the event, though the tournament’s media release only specifies negotiations with a ‘foreign production company’.

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The EPL’s quality looks to improve on the field too, with tournament rules mandating franchises to recruit an ‘Iconic’ player. This player is to be from a Test playing nation, which intends to raise the level of play across the competition.

The process of sanctioning the Everest Premier League has already begun, with organisers discussing their plans with the International Cricket Council.

Nepal will also host international cricket in the lead up to the 2020 EPL, with Oman and the USA visiting for a leg of the Cricket World Cup League 2 tournament.

Stay tuned for more EPL news as it comes to hand here at Emerging Cricket.

Daniel Beswick
Daniel Beswick
One of our #ECPod hosts, Daniel has been a member of WBBL/BBL and Olympic productions at Channel 7, and has been a member of the stats department at Fox Sports Australia since November 2016, also supporting commentators and on-air talent for the network’s coverage. Daniel commentated action at World Cricket League 2, calling both USA vs PNG and Namibia vs Oman ODI matches on the same day.

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