Thinley Namgay 

Ranjung Mikyo Dorji, 22, made his debut for Lalitpur Patriots in the Everest Premier League 2021 at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground in Kathmandu, Nepal on September 25.

He grabbed 17 runs off the last 13 balls of the match including a sixer against Kathmandu Kings XI, not out. His strike rate was 130.76.

Lalitpur Patriots, the defending champions, managed 157 runs in 20 overs.  Kathmandu Kings XI won the game by seven wickets as the club acquired 160 runs in 14.2 overs.

Ranjung Mikyo Dorji, on his official Facebook page, said that he was extremely happy to have made his debut for Lalitpur Patriots despite the frustrating loss. “Thanks for the great support.”

Besides Mikyo Dorji, Lalitpur Patriots have other international players Azmatullah Omarzai from Afghanistan, Oshada Fernando and Sandun Weekrakkody from Sri Lanka.

Lalitpur Patriots will face Pokhara Rhinos on September 29.

The fourth edition league saw six teams– Bhairahawa Gladiators, Biratnagar Warriors, Chitwan Tigers, Pokhara Rhinos, Kathmandu Kings XI, and Lalitpur Patriots.

Fifteen games will be played in the league round, where each team will play five matches. The top four teams will qualify for the semifinal.

Biratnagar Warriors lost to Chitwan Tigers by two wickets yesterday. Biratnagar Warriors will take on Kathmandu Kings XI today.

Edited  by Tshering Palden