Finally, good news for Nepal cricket fans all over the globe.
International Cricket Council (ICC) has given its approval for the Everest Premier League to go ahead as originally scheduled and has allowed national players and foreign professionals to take part in the T20 tournament.
It’s learnt from various sources that the details and approval were sent via e-mail to the concerned organisers. Earlier, ICC had barred national players to take part as there was no approval taken from them to stage the event. As the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) stays suspended, all domestic tournament needs to be approved by ICC.
However, the approval has come with the condition that organisers will have to pay ICC $20,000 as sanctioning fees for the T20 tournament, which in turn will be used for development of the game in the country.
EPL Executive Director, Aamir Akhtar, has stated that the approval for one year has been taken with the sanctioning fees sent to ICC.