Nepal advisory committee sends CAN’s draft statute to ICC despite Pyakuryal’s objection

Kathmandu, June 14

The advisory committee formed by the International Cricket Council to resolve the crisis in Nepali cricket has drafted a new statute for the Cricket Association of Nepal and sent it to the ICC.

A faction within the advisory committee, led by Ashok Nath Pyakuryal, however, has expressed reservations on some key issues including voting rights of district committees.

The charter proposes that CAN have a 17-member executive committee at the central level. The president and the secretary should have passed at least a Bachelor’s degree.

Likewise, each province and district will have 15-member and 13-member committees respectively. District committees have been proposed to exercise the right of distributing membership.

Meanwhile, Pyakuryal and some other members have opposed provisions of the charter endorsed by majority of the members and advisory committee coordinator Binay Raj Pandey. The dissident group is planning to write a letter to the ICC informing their disagreements.

Whereas the statute proposes that each two districts have one vote in the central general assembly, Pyakuryal faction wants every district to be given voting rights.

Likewise, they are at odds about rights of the Chatur Bahadur Chand-led elected body of CAN.

Pyakuryal says the Chand committee should also endorse the statute for implementation whereas Pandey argues the Chand-led team should not be given any right as it was suspended by the ICC.

The advisory committee was formed by the ICC in October 2016 with a mandate to suggest changes to CAN’s statute. It is supposed to submit its report in June 2017, just ahead of the global body’s annual conference in London (June 19-23).

Published on June 14th, Wednesday, 2017 1:52 PM

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