National T20 is all set to begin today. Consisting 11 teams this will be a two group round robin tournament, where the top two teams from each group will go to the next round. Region No 3 (Kathmandu), Region No 4 (Bhairahawa), Region No 6 (Baitadi), Region No 9 (Kanchanpur) and Nepal Army have been drawn in Group A of the tournament, while Group B comprises Region No 1 (Biratnagar), Region No 2 (Birgunj), Region No 5 (Nepalgunj), Region No 7 (Janakpur), Region No 8 (Pokhara) and Nepal APF Club. The winner of the tournament will get Rs 125,000 and the runner-up will get Rs 75,000. The man of the series will receive Rs 15,000 and the best batsman and bowler will get Rs 10,000 each.
On the first day of the tournament Kathmandu will take on Bhairahawa and Biratnagar will start its campaign against Birgunj at the TU Cricket Ground in Kirtipur on Thursday. Similarly, Nepal APF Club will face Pokhara and Nepalgunj will compete with Janakpur at the Pulchowk Engineering College Ground on the opening day of the tournament. The final of the tournament will be held on the 4th of October 2013