Six Sri Lankan Cricketers are set to play/mentor in the inaugural Nairobi Premier League (NPL), which will begin on 15th September.
Former Sri Lankan Cricketers Chamara Kapugedara and Ajantha Mendis will join the franchise tournament as mentors, while Udara Jayasundera, Lahiru Gamage, Gihan Rupasinghe and Vikum Sanjaya set to join the franchise teams as players.
The league will consists of six franchise teams, namely Nairobi Hornbills, Eldoret Hawks, Nakuru Flamingoes, Mombasa Eagles, Machakos Vultures and Kisumu Cranes.
Four Sri Lankans – Gamage (Eldoret Hawks), Jayasundera (Nakuru Flamingoes), Sanjaya (Machakos Vultures) and Rupasinghe (Nairobi Hornbills) – will give their contribution as players, while Mendis and Kapugedara will mentor the franchise teams Kisumu Cranes and Mombasa Eagles respectively.
The Zimbabwean Cricketers Christopher Mpofu, Neville Madziva, Elton Chigumbura, Wellington Masakadza and John Nyumbu are also set to participate this 6-team franchise-based tournament.