FanCode, India’s premier digital sports destination for all fans, has bagged exclusive digital rights to live-stream Bajaj Pulsar Everest Premier League 2021 (EPL) in India.
The 4th edition of EPL, Nepal’s first sports league and the biggest sporting event, is scheduled from September 25 to October 9, 2021, and fans can watch it live on the FanCode App and www.fancode.com.
The new season will take place in Kathmandu, with all 19 matches to be played at TU Cricket Stadium, Kirtipur.
The star-studded line-ups feature some of the world’s best cricketing talent from over 10 countries across six franchises including former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi, former Bangladesh captain Tamim Iqbal, Dhammika Prasad, Dinesh Chandimal, and Upul Tharanga from Sri Lanka, West Indies fast bowler Kesrick Williams, and Afghanistan’s Mohammad Shahzad among others.
FanCode will provide a personalized and comprehensive sports experience to Indian fans through many user-first features for all the LIVE action from EPL 2021.
Some of these offerings include interactive data overlays, fastest ad-free live scores, multimedia commentary, in-depth sports statistics and analytics, real-time match highlights, and much more. Fans will also have the flexibility to watch just the tournament through the ‘Tour Pass’, without opting for monthly or annual subscriptions.
Earlier in March, EPL, the franchise-based T20 cricket tournament of Nepal has roped in sportswear brand Seven, which was launched by former India captain MS Dhoni in 2016, as their new principal sponsor for the 2021 season.
After the deal, Seven will also be the exclusive kit and merchandise partner for the league and its six teams.
Announcing the development, Aamir Akhtar, Managing Director of the EPL had said: “I would like to thank the entire team of SEVEN for showing their vote of confidence in us and it’s heartening to see how Everest Premier League is slowly and gradually building a reputation of being one of the premier cricket leagues in the world.”
“This association will help us to reach out to wider array of viewers and will significantly help in the development and promotion of Cricket in Nepal,” he added.
The 2021 season of the league, which is officially sanctioned by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), will be held in late September.
On the other hand, Arun Pandey, CMD, Chairman of Seven had written on his social media account: “Glad to announce that Seven is the new principal sponsor for Everest Premier League 2021 Season.”
“We are eagerly looking forward to this opportunity as it will play an integral role in strengthening cricketing relations between India & Nepal,” he had added.
Earlier, the EPL was initially scheduled to start on March 14 however, the tournament was forced to be postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic.