Kathmandu, December 24
Three clubs participating in the 2021 edition of the Abu Dhabi T10 League have picked three Nepali players.
During the draft event held on Wednesday, Maratha Arabians picked Sompal Kami, Team Abu Dhabi picked Kushal Malla, and Pune Devils picked Karan KC.
Nepal national team’s former captain Paras Khadka has already been appointed the Emerging Talent Mentor for Team Abu Dhabi. Khadka had played from the team in the last edition of the game.
This is the first time that Malla and KC have been selected for international leagues. Kami had played in Canada’s Global T20 League in the past, but it will be his first time in Abu Dhabi.
Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane had also played in the last edition for Karnataka Tuskers. He, however, will not be there this time as he has already gone to Australia for Big Bash League.
“This shows that the demand for Nepali cricketers has increased (internationally),” Khadka says, “But, the rest depends on performance.”