Chris Gayle set to feature for Pokhara Rhinos in EPL

KATHMANDU: West Indies left-handed batsman Christopher Henry Gayle is all set to feature for Pokhara Rhinos in the upcoming Everest Premier League (EPL) Cricket Tournament to be held in Kathmandu.

Organising a press meet today, Pokhara Rhinos owner Deepa Agarwal said, "EPL's success motivated us to convince one of the best T-20 players and legend of the game, Chris Gayle, to feature in the tournament."

"It is not yet clear how many matches Gayle will play during the EPL season," Agarwal shared.

EPL Managing Director Aamir Akhtar said, "It took us around six to seven months to convince Gayle to play in the upcoming EPL tournament in Nepal."

Many legends of the game including Devon Smith of West Indies is set to play for Bhairahawa Gladiators, former Sri Lankan captain Upul Tharanga has signed for Lalitpur Patriots, and Afghanistan's top-order batsman and wicket-keeper Mohamed Shahzad is set to feature for Chitwan Tigers during this EPL season.