West Indies cricketer and batting sensation Chris Gayle will be playing for Pokhara Rhinos in EPL 2020, it has been confirmed. The announcement was made by Kohinoor Agrawal, M.D. at J4 Sports Private Limited, team owner of Pokhara Rhinos. Amir Akhter, founder of Everest Premier League was also present in the press event.
The news has taken the cricket community by a storm, especially after Gayle released a video message via social media announcing his intention to come to Nepal.
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This is the fourth edition of EPL 2020, and is one of Nepal’s biggest T20 cricket tournament. It shall be played in the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground, Kirtipur from 14th March to 28th March. Team Pokhara Rhinos expressed its excitement upon listing Gayle, and MD Agrawal was heard saying ‘it is an incredible opportunity for Nepal, team Pokhara Rhinos and to other participating teams’.
Hailed as a batting sensation, Gayle has set numerous records across all three formats of the game. He is the most capped player for the West Indies in international cricket and is the only player to score a triplet of centuries – a triple hundred in Tests, double hundred in ODIs and a hundred in T20Is.