The Pepsi U-15 National Cricket Tournament will begin on Oct 29, Monday in Kathmandu, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) announced on Friday.

The event, sponsored by Varus Beverages (Nepal) Pvt Ltd, will be a selection event for the upcoming ACC U-15 Elite Cup to be held in Nepal in Late November.

Six regional teams will compete in the event. The teams are divided in two groups and the winners and runners-up from each group qualify for the semifinals.

Region No 1 (Biratnagar), Region No 3 (Kathmandu) and Region No 6 (Baitadi) are in Group A while Region No 2 (Birgunj), Region No 4 (Bhairahawa) and Region No 5 (Nepalgunj) are in Group B.

All the league matches will be played in the Institute of Engineering Ground while the final and a semifinal will be played in the Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground.

League Matches
Oct 29 – Bhairahawa vs Nepalgunj
Oct 30 – Birgunj vs Nepalgunj
Oct 31 – Birgunj vs Bhairahawa
Nov 1 – Biratnagar vs Baitadi
Nov 2 – Biratnagar vs Kathmandu
Nov 3 – Kathmandu vs Baitadi


Nov 4 – A1 vs B2 – TU Cricket Ground
B1 vs A2 – IOE Ground

Nov 6 – TU Cricket Ground