HMD Global partners with Everest Premier League franchise cricket team Kathmandu Kings XI


Kathmandu,  Sept 24.  HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announced that they ill become the official smartphone partner for the Kathmandu Kings XI (KKXI) in the Everest Premier League (EPL), Nepal’s domestic T20 tournament.

The fourth edition of the tournament was fixed to take place last year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it will take place from September 25th to October 9th. Finland-based HMD Global, which is the exclusive licensee of the Nokia brand, plans to bring people together and leverage KKXI for its marketing initiatives to further build its brand in the country.

“HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones is excited to be partnering with KKXI as official mobile phone partner and strengthen its brand presence in the country. At HMD Global we believe that mobile technology can enhance everyday lives of everyone around the world and Cricket is one passion for people of Nepal which we are making more accessible” said Ravi Kunwar General manager Pan – Asia at HMD Global.

World renowned cricket players, ShahidAfridi and local superstar Sandeep Lamichhane will reunite as team-mates for the KKXI. The tournament will feature a total of six teams: Bhairahawa Gladiators, Biratnagar Warriors, Chitwan Tigers, Kathmandu Kings XI, Lalitpur Patriots and Pokhara Rhinos. The lineup of players will include international athletes such as ShahidAfridi, RayyanPathan, Oshada Fernando, Richard Levi, SeekugePrasanna.

EPL 2021 gets underway from September 25th and the first KKXI match is scheduled to take place on the opening day with the Lalitpur Patriots. All matches will be played at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kirtipur. The tournament will be broadcasted around Nepal on Himalaya TV and to more than 150 countries around the world. To learn more, visit

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