Chris Gayle, the explosive batsman of the West Indies, is not coming to Nepal for the upcoming Everest Premier League.
Last year, while preparing for the EPL, Pokhara Rhinos had signed Gayle at a high price. But at that time, the competition was postponed due to Covid-19. It has been decided that Gayle will not come to Nepal as the Indian Premier League and T20 World Cup will be held during the competition scheduled to be held in September this year.
Although the Pokhara Rhinos have talked to some foreign players for the EPL, it is not yet clear who will come. As the players who were confirmed last time are preparing to play in the IPL and T20 World Cup this time, the Rhinos are forced to look for new players. For which, Rhinos is currently talking to Ardha Darshan, a foreign star player.
Earlier, Scotland’s Kyle Kotzer had captained Pokhara in the 2018 EPL. The team included South Africa’s Richard Levy and England’s Paul Carlin. But the team was last in the competition and was eliminated from the league stage.
Pokhara had also made it public through virtual that Gayle would come last year. But a few days later, the competition was postponed due to covid.
To make this EPL more glorious, organizer Zora Sports is taking the initiative to bring in star foreign players from different teams. Similarly, Kathmandu Kings 11 had announced the contract of former Pakistan captain Sahid Afridi only on Monday.