Excerpts, Dec. 7 -- A popular player Kevin O'Brien became the first ever centurion from his nation Ireland after achieving the gallant feat in Ireland's first ever Test match against Pakistan back in May. O'Brien had scored a match winning century against England in ICC World Cup 2011, which is arguably the biggest moment in Ireland cricket's history. He arrived in Nepal on Wednesday with much fan fare to represent Kathmandu Kings Xi in the Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on Saturday.

Rajan Shah and Sanjay Thapa of Republica talked to Irish international cricketer Kevin O'Brien before the much-awaited cricket event Everest Premier League (EPL) starting on Saturday.

How did you get associated with Nepal's franchise?

I always knew ...