The fourth edition of the T20 franchise-based league in Nepal, Everest Premier League, will be taking place from Mar 14th – 28th, 2020. The ICC approved league has attracted a host of global stars for the 2020 edition, which includes the likes of Chris Gayle, Upul Thranga, Kesrick Williams, Dwayne Smith, Mohammad Shahzad, Paul Stirling, Kevin O’Brien, George Munsey, Mir Hamza, Hassan Khan and others.
Pokhara Rhinos and Lalitpur Patriots will face each other in the opening game of the 2020 edition of the EPL, which also includes four other franchises, namely Bhairahawa Gladiators, Kathmandu Kings XI, Biratnagar Warriors and Chitwan Tigers. All teams will play each other in a single round-robin group stage format, followed by the play-off stage of the tournament. Lalitpur Patriots are the defending Champions from the 2019 edition of the league, while previous edition winners include Panchkanya Tej (2016) and Biratnagar Warriors (2017).
All the matches in the tournament will be broadcasted Live on TV and Digital platforms by AP1 Television and for Indian territory, the tournament will be shown Live on 1Sport, following a dispute over DSport between Lex Sportel Vision and Discovery Communications India.
2020 Everest Premier League Schedule
|14 Mar 2020||Pokhara Rhinos vs Lalitpur Patriots||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|15 Mar 2020||Biratnagar Warriors vs Chitwan Tigers||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Kathmandu Kings XI||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|16 Mar 2020||Lalitpur Patriots vs Chitwan Tigers||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Pokhara Rhinos vs Kathmandu Kings XI||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|17 Mar 2020||Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Pokhara Rhinos||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Biratnagar Warriors vs Lalitpur Patriots||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|18 Mar 2020||Chitwan Tigers vs Kathmandu Kings XI||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Bhairahawa Gladiators vs Biratnagar Warriors||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|20 Mar 2020||Biratnagar Warriors vs Pokhara Rhinos||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Lalitpur Patriots vs Bhairahawa Gladiators||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|21 Mar 2020||Kathmandu Kings XI vs Biratnagar Warriors||10:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|Chitwan Tigers vs Bhairahawa Gladiators||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|22 Mar 2020||Pokhara Rhinos vs Chitwan Tigers||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|23 Mar 2020||Kathmandu Kings XI vs Lalitpur Patriots||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|24 Mar 2020||Qualifier # 1 (Group 1st vs 2nd)||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|25 Mar 2020||Eliminator (Group 3rd vs 4th)||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|26 Mar 2020||Qualifier # 2 (Qualifier # 1 Loser vs Eliminator Winner)||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|
|28 Mar 2020||Final (Winner Qualifer # 1 vs Qualifier # 2)||14:00||Tribhuvan University Ground|