Twenty20 series between Gorkha Rhinos and Lankan Lions put off

KATHMANDU: Twenty20 cricket series between Gorkha Rhinos and Lankan Lions, scheduled for April 25-May 1, has been postponed indefinitely.

Organisers, Nepal-based Periwinkle Service, said on Saturday that the three-match series between Nepali and Sri Lankan teams had to be put off due to upcoming local level elections in Nepal and various other technical reasons.

Nepal is all set to hold local level elections on May 14, and the second match of the series has coincided with the candidacy nomination.

“Thus, keeping in view the security issues after necessary discussions with security agencies we have decided to postpone the tournament,” the organisers said in a statement.

“We firmly believe that the series would have played a major role to uplift the face of Nepali cricket at the global map of the game,” the statement read.

“Playing against current and former members of the game including Sanath Jayasuriya, Chaminda Vass among others itself would have been an opportunity for the emerging Nepali team.”

Organisers said that they will reimburse the cricket fans who have already bought match tickets.

They said they are committed to organise the series at favourable time period in near future.