Tigers rope in ex-England U-19 captain Holden, FullerChitwan Tigers, one of the six franchises in the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20, announced its two foreign recruits on Monday roping in former England U-19 team captain Max Holden and another county cricketer James Fuller for this season.
Chitwan Tigers, one of the six franchises in the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20, announced its two foreign recruits on Monday roping in former England U-19 team captain Max Holden and another county cricketer James Fuller for this season.
EPL, a city-based franchise Twenty20 competition, is tentatively scheduled for December at the Tribhuvan University grounds. Holden and Fuller are both playing for Middlesex in the county cricket with the latter having a haul of experience. Fuller, a South Africa-born New Zealand cricketer, also played for U-19 team of the Black Caps before shifting his allegiance to England in 2011 signing for Gloucestershire on a three-year contract.
The 28-year old Fuller has played 44 first class and 52 List ‘A’ cricket matches. Bowling allrounder Fuller has 122 wickets in first class cricket, 70 in List ‘A’ and 94 scalps in Twenty20. Holden has played 20 first class matches and has a high score of 153 runs. His highest score out of the six Twenty20 matches he played so far is 84.
According to the EPL regulation, each franchise needs to recruit three foreign players. Kathmandu Kings XI is the first franchise to announce it foreign recruits, naming Ireland international Kevin O’Brien and United Arab Emirates skipper Rohan Mustafa in their squad.
Biratnagar Warriors, Bhairahawa Gladiators, Lalitpur Patriots and Pokhara Rhinos are the other four teams in the EPL which precedes by the auction of domestic cricketers. The tournament was a huge success in its last edition drawing almost 15 thousand crowds at the TU grounds in the final played between Paras Khadka-led Warriors and Sharad Vesawkar’s Gladiators.