Kathmandu- Sudur Paschimanchal Academy (SPA) has unveiled the 4th edition of the Hotel Devotee SPA Cup 2015, which is the biggest cash prize tournament in the history of Nepal Cricket. The 4th Hotel Devotee SPA Cup 2015 will be held in Dhangadhi at the Zonal Police Headquarter Ground from January 30 to February 7.
The organizer has allocated a budget of Rs 5 million for the tournament,which is double the budget of the 3rd edition, out of which Rs 1m will be distributed as the cash prize alone. The winner gets a handsome sum of half million whereas,the runner ups pockets Rs two hundred thousands. There are several other cash prize money that includes Man of the Series (Rs 50,0000), Best Batsman (Rs25,000), Best Bowler(Rs25,000), Best Fielder (Rs 25,000), Best Foreign Player(Rs 25,0000, Rising Player ( Cricket Kit),and for each Man of the Matches Rs 5,000.The organizers has set a provision that two foreign players will be allowed to play from each team for the first time.
Speaking at the conference, Subash Shahi, Director of SPA said that he was delighted to have introduced the tournament. “Every player, journalist, every person in a certain field needs passion and dedication in order to accomplish his dream. We as a team had that passion and dedication and this tournament is the result.” he further stated.
“If a certain institution for Far Western Region can organize a huge tournament like this, why can’t a country organize a bigger tournament? ” said shahi.
The tournament being played under Knock-out format consists the host SPA, Pentagon, CCRC, and Golden Gate from Kathmandu, City College from Biratnagar, New Horizon from Bhairahawa, Holy Land from Nepalgunj, Sunrise from Kanchanpur, Tripura from Achham, Dashrath Chand from Baitadi, Namuna Higher College from Dadeldhura, Durga Laxmi from Attariya, and Tribhuvan Campus college from Tikapur.
The organizers has also set a ticket rate of Rs 20 and 30 for the crowd.