72 players were bought by six teams at the second edition of DPL Player Auction in Kathmandu today for 2018 Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL), which was aired Live on TV, a first for Nepal Cricket.
Basant Regmi in excess of NRs.1,50,000 along with Sagar Pun, Aarif Sheikh and Karan KC received the same bid amount from the team’s during the auctions, making them the highest paid picks for this particular edition.
Each franchise has the option to recruit two overseas professionals as part of their complete squad line-up and the organisers are hopeful to get ICC approval in the coming weeks to give time for franchises for the event to lure International players to come to Nepal to play the T20 league.
Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL) Updated Squads:
Biratnagar Kings: Paras Khadka, Basant Regmi, Prithu Baskota, Subodh Ayer, Pawan Sarraf, Ramnaresh Giri, Saurabh Khanal, Puran BK, Avinash Bohara, Dilip Nath, Anil Kumar Sah, Manjeet Shrestha & Firtosh Ansari. Remaining Budget: NRs. 1,05,000
CYC Attariya: Dipendra Singh Airee, Subash Khakurel, Sagar Bhandari, Prem Tamang, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Bhurtel, Krishna Karki, Kamal Singh Airee, Binod Lama, Suwarnakar Uraw, Bhuvan KC, Aakash Thapa & Roman Bam. Remaining Budget: NRs. 3,80,000
Kathmandu Goldens: Gyanendra Malla, Naresh Budayer, Bikram Thagunna, Lalit Rajbanshi, Amit Shrestha, Santosh Bhatta, Kishor Mahato, Rasid Khan, Sanjay Shrestha, Shahab Alam, Puspa Thapa, Bhupendra Thapa & Sanjay Basnet. Remaining Budget: NRs. 2,65,000
Rupandehi Challengers: Shakti Gauchan, Jitendra Mukhiya, Sagar Pun, Pradeep Airee, Prakash Jaisi, Kushal Malla, Bipin Khatri, Bikram Kumar Bhusal, Md. Sonu Ansari, Sushan Bhari, Siddhant Lohani, Amar Singh Routela & Dipesh Shrestha. Remaining Budget: NRs. 2,30,000
Team Chauraha Dhangadhi: Sompal Kami, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Bijay Rana, Aashu Kandoi, Yogendra Singh Karki, Lalit Bhandari, Sonu Tamang, Shankar Rana, Rabindra Jung Shahi, Md. Samsad Sheikh, Sunil Dhamala, Mahesh Adhikari & Raju Rijal. Remaining Budget: NRs. 3,45,000
Mahendranagar United: Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Avinash Karn, Md. Arif Sheikh, Narayan Joshi, Pranit Thapa Magar, Hari Shankar Sah, Arun Airee, Bhuwan Karki, Md. Asif Sheikh, Rohit Kumar Paudel, Robeen Chhetri & Dipendra Chand. Remaining Budget: NRs. 1,85,000