Nepal Premier League (#NPL) , the opportunity

NPL Logo :Source Wikipedia

NPL Logo :Source Wikipedia

With the introduction of IPL in India , the T20 format of Cricket is getting a good response as it talks about game, money and player. The trend has shifted now to Nepal , with the introduction of Nepal Premier League (NPL) . Premier league in Nepal is going to be held with in the time period of April to May 2014 , with main sponsorship of Ncell  and management of Zohra Sports Management with technical support of Cricket association of Nepal (CAN) and will be named as “Ncell NPL” . The agreement for the Ncell NPL is for three years of time. Unlike IPL or any cricket Premier league NPL will have three formats of game “T20 ” , “50 Overs ” and ” 2 Days” .


Six teams have been declared till now with the management of big houses of Nepal . Till now teams with corporate house and captains have been declared but players are still to be finalized.  Teams finalized till  date are;





Panchakanya Group

Sharad Veswakar

Colors X- Factors

Teletalk Pvt. Limited

Gyanendra Malla

Vishal Group Warriors

Vishal Group

Paras Khadka

Kantipur Gurkhas

Kantipur Publications

Basanta Regmi

Jagdamba Giants

Shanker Groups

Shakti Gauchan

Sagarmatha Legends

Ghorahi Cements

Binod Bhandari

Table 1. Proposed Team for NPL with owner business house and Captains

Format of NPL

Each team will have 16 players with 14 Nepali and 2 international player (not banned by ICC). Players will have to play , Two -Day, One-Day and 20-20 in different city. Two – Day games will be held at Dhangadi , One- day will be held at Biratnagar and Rajbiraj and 20-20 will be held at Kathmandu . And all the formats will be conducted on the Round -robin league.

Prize Money

For different format of game different prize money will be given




Two- Days

Rs. 1. Lakh

Rs. 75 Thousand

One Day

Rs. 2 Lakh

Rs. 1 Lakh


Rs. 2 Lakh

Rs. 1 Lakh

Table 2. Proposed prize money for NPL

Match Fees

Match fee for different level of players have been announced. The match fee for Captain will be Rs. 5000 where as player that had been or in the national team will earn Rs. 2500 per match and Rs. 1000 per match will be rewarded to all the U-19 and regional team members.


  • Two days will be held at Dhangadi
  • One Day will be held at Rajbiraj and Biratnagar
  • T-20 will take place at T.U. Ground Kathmandu

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