Nepal T20 League

What Is The Nepal T20 League?

The Nepal T20 League is a recently established franchise T20 tournament organised by the cricket association of Nepal. The format of the Nepal T20 League is relatively similar to the Vitality Blast and the Bangladesh Premier League.

When Is The Nepal T20 League Played?

The Nepal T20 League is contested on a yearly basis during the months of December and January.

History Of The Nepal T20 League

The Nepal T20 League was established in 2022 with the first edition beginning on 24th December 2022. It’s a six team tournament with the first winners being Lumbini All Stars. It currently has an eight season agreement with Indian sports management company Seven3Sports.

Top Run Scorer In Nepal T20 League History

Afghanistan national cricket team batter Hashmutallah Shahidi scored 400 runs in the first edition of the Nepal T20 League, the leading run scorer. He had a top score of 76 and an average 44.44 over 10 innings for his team Far West United.

Top Wicket Taker In Nepal T20 League History

Nepal national cricket team player Abinash Bohara was the leading wicket taker in the first ever Nepal T20 League with 19 for Katmandu Knights. 

Memorable Games In The Nepal T20 League

Eventual winners Lumbini All Stars reached the first ever final of the Nepal T20 League with a narrow victory over Janakpur Royals after surviving a late recovery. Batting first Indian national cricket team player Harmeet Singh was dismissed from the first ball of the match as they slipped to 32 for 4 in the 7th over. Ishan Pandey and Anil Sah rebuilt the innings with a partnership of 62, Pandey top scored with 38 but Lumbibi’s score 143 for 8 still  looked a little short. However they started well with the ball reducing the Royals to 45 for 5, then 75 for 6. Afghanistan all rounder Samiullah Shinwari and Nepal international Parwan Sarraf almost turned proceedings in favour of the Royals  taking a stunning 23 runs from the 19th over leaving just ten to win from the 20th over but Kishore Mahato delivered a superb final set of six balls only conceding three as Lumbini made the final which they would go on to win in another low scoring encounter against Biratnagar Super Kings in this Nepal T20 League match.

Far West United made the highest total of the first edition of the Nepal T20 League against Kathmandu Knights. The foundations for this high total were laid by the openers Hashmatullah Shahidi (73 from 57 balls) and Binod Bhandari (74 from 44) who added 157 for the first wicket. Karan KC launched 3 sixes in an 8 ball 22 not out to propel them to 197 for 4. This total was to prove way too many for the Kathmandu based franchise who fell short by 83 runs as they finished 114 for 9 from their allotted 20 overs.

Similar Competitions To The Nepal T20 League

The Lanka Premier Lanka, Bangladesh Premier League and the Shpageeza Cricket League are also franchise T20 tournaments similar to the Nepal T20 League; those interested in this page may also want to check out those sections.