160 players register for EPL auction

KATHMANDU: A total of 160 players registered for the auction of the Everest Premier League, the Twenty20 cricket tournament, to be held in December at the Tribhuvan University Stadium.

According to a press release issued by EPL Pvt Ltd, the auction will be held on October 23 and the players were registered under three categories.

“We received the registration of 160 players and we will select 70 cricketers for auction,” the EPL release added.

A total of six city-based teams — Kathmandu Kings XI, Lalitpur Patriots, Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairahawa Gladiators, Pokhara Rhinos and Chitwan Tigers — will compete in the tournament. The winners of the event will be richer by Rs 2.1 million.