A press meet was organized by Lalitpur Patriots International on Wednesday, 28 November at the GG Machaan restaurant in Jhamsikhel to announce its players, partners and supporters. This year Lalitpur Patriots will again be led by Captain Gyanendra Malla, also the Vice Captain of the Nepal national cricket team and Coach Mr. Raju Basnyat.
The three mandatory foreign players for Lalitpur Patriots were also announced, they are Wicket Keeper-Batsman Jay Kishan Kolsawala and Batsman-Leg Break Bowler Sunny Patel who played in last year’s edition,whileGaurav Tomar, 27, Batsman and Right Arm Off-Break bowler from Ghaziabad, India, is the new addition to the team.
This year the title sponsor is Nepal Investment Bank Limited (NIBL) while Subaru Nepal is the co-sponsor for the Lalitpur Patriots. Other sponsors and partners are Glenfiddich, Vianet, WaterAid Nepal, Singati Hydro Energy Limited.,STC Sports, Star Hospital, Hotel Amadablam, Kathmanduites, Jyapu Samaj Yala, Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce, Lalitpur Metropolitan City, GG Machan restaurant and Ideashop Media & Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
TheLalitpur Patriots official team anthem video along with the players jersey were also revealed amongst the Press. In attendance as the Chief Guest was Mr. Chiri Babu Maharjan, the Mayor of Lalitpur who wished the team success for the upcoming tournament.
Lalitpur Patriots take on Biratnagar Warriors in the opening match at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground at 1 PM on 8 December and Chitwan Tigers the following day at 9 AM.