Team Chauraha Dhangadhi players on a Victory Lap around the ground after winning DPL2 Final - Image by Hemanta Shrestha // www.kantipurdaily.com

The 3rd edition of RUSLAN Dhangadhi Premier League is back and will be held from Feb 09th – 26th, 2018 at the newly proposed Fapla International Stadium. Dhangadhi Cricket Academy has held the previous two editions at the SSP grounds.

With the prize money of three million rupees to the winners of the 2019 Ruslan Dhangadhi Premier League, the tournament is now the biggest cricket event in terms of prize money in Nepal. Dhangadhi Stars, Biratnagar Kings, Rupandehi Challengers, Mahendranagar United, CYC Attariya and Kathmandu Goldens are the six competing teams in the tournament.

Teams will play against each other in the single round-robin league round, after which the top four will make it to the playoffs. Top two will fight in Qualifier1 for a place in the final, while other two will play the eliminator. The winners of eliminator will face the losing team of Qualifier1 to decide the second team in final. The final is slated for Feb 26th.

South African cricket legend Jonty Rhodes has been appointed as goodwill ambassador for the third edition of upcoming Dhangadhi Premier League.

DPL 3 Squads:

CYC Attariya: Aadil Ansari, Bhuban Karki, Dipendra Rawat, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gyanendra Kunwar, Jaykishan Kolsawala (✈️), Jitendra Singh Thakuri, Kamal Singh Airee, Khagendra Joshi, Prem Tamang, Ramnaresh Giri, Rit Gautam, Shubhendu Pandey, Sundeep Jhora & Sunny Patel (✈️)

Biratnagar Kings: Amrit Gurung, Arjun Adhikari, Avinash Yadav (✈️), Hari Shankar Sah, Karan KC, Kishor Mahato, Kushal Bhurtel, Mahamad Aasif Sheikh, Md. Samsad Sheikh, Prithu Baskota, Rajesh Pulami Magar, Shivakant Shukla (✈️), Subash Ayer, Sushan Bhari & Trit Raj Das

Dhangadhi Stars: Amit Shrestha, Bipin Khatri, Dhiraj Shahi, Dipesh Shrestha, Hari Bahadur Chauhan, Khrishna Ayer, Pawan Sarraf, Raju Rijal, Robeen Chhetri, Rohan Mustafa (✈️), Sandip Rajali, Saurabh Khanal, Sompal Kami, Sunil Dhamala & Amir Hayat (✈️)

Kathmandu Goldens: Anil Kumar Sah, Avinav Yadav, Bikram Thagunna, Bikram Kumar Bhusal, Gyanendra Malla, Lalit Rajbanshi, Mahboob Alam, Nandan Yadav, Rasid Khan, Sonu Tamang, Sudhir Chaudhary, Gaurav Tomar (✈️), Surya Tamang, Ankit Devas (✈️) & Yogendra Karki

Mahendranagar United: Amar Singh Rautela, Avinash Bohara, Deependra Chand, Dilip Nath, Kushal Malla, Md. Arif Sheikh, Mohammad Naveed (✈️), Rohit Kumar Paudel, Sagar Dhakal, Santosh Bhatta, Shahab Alam, Sharad Vesawkar, Siddhant Lohani & Sushil Khadka

Rupandehi Challengers: Anil Kharel, Babar Hayat (✈️), Basant Regmi, Bhim Sharki, Bikram Sob, Binod Bhandari, Krishna Karki, Lalit Bhandari, Pradeep Airee, Puran B.K, Raza Ali Dar (✈️), Sandeep Sunar, Sher Malla, Sumit Maharjan & Suraj Darai

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