Joseph, Griffith and Nannan playing in Nepal T20 League

-Guyanese Linden Fraser among Head Coaches

Linden Fraser

The first edition of the Nepal T20 League commenced on Friday, December 23, 2022, and will run until January 10, 2023. National fast-bowler Keon Joseph, left-arm spinner Raj Nannan, and national opening batsman Trevon Griffith are the Guyanese currently playing in the tournament in Nepal.

Moreover, the likes of Andre McCarthy, Kesrick Williams and Chadwick Walton are among the Caribbean players in the tournament. Overseas-based Guyanese Coach Linden Fraser is also the Head Coach of Biratnagar Super Kings.

Keon Joseph

The competition was originally due to start in September 2022, before it was pushed back to December by the Cricket Association of Nepal. Six franchise teams are taking part in the league, with squads made up of 16 members. Each team has selected one marquee player for their squad; these include former national captain Gyanendra Malla and current national vice-captain Rohit Paudel.

Raj Nannan
(Photos: Nepal T20)

The tournament will follow a round-robin format before the play-off stage, where the top four teams from the league stage will all have a chance to make the final through qualifier and eliminator matches. The final will be played on Tuesday, January 10, at Tribhuvan University (TU) International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur, where all of the matches in the tournament are due to be played.



Trevon Griffith

Additionally, the organizers of the Nepal T20 League have announced free entry for the fans at the TU Cricket Ground. No entry fee will be charged from Wednesday. The number of spectators has been below average since the first day of Nepal’s mega-franchise League. The ticket price was initially set at 300 rupees, but had been reduced to 100 rupees later, after the massive demand of fans. Fans continuously criticized paying 300 rupees when there is no proper infrastructure. They say it is way too much to watch the cricket match at TU Cricket Ground. (Brandon Corlette)