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Maoist Centre’s Dahal unhappy with the decision to remove Nepal cricket captain, vice-captain

Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Photo: Shankar Giri
Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Photo: Shankar Giri

Kathmandu, December 17

The CPN-Maoist Centre Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expressed his concerns over a recent decision of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), the national cricket governing body, to remove Gyanendra Malla and Dipendra Singh Airee from the positions of captain and vice-captain of the national cricket team respectively.

The chief of the ruling coalition partner on Friday met Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and expressed his unhappiness over the controversial decision, according to his personal secretary Ramesh Malla.

In response, Deuba said he would look into the case and make an appropriate decision soon, Malla informs.

The cricket governing body has also suspended four players, namely Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami and Kamal Singh Airee from the central contract for six months beginning 2022 January.

Of late, the four players have been protesting CAN’s categorisation of the players and demanding a review, but the Nepal cricket board had accused them of breaching discipline. Read about the dispute in detail.

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