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Nepal cricket crisis: 6 members urge CAN to withdraw action against players

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) board members organise a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) board members organise a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday, December 22, 2021.

Kathmandu, December 22

Six board members of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), Nepal’s cricket governing body, have urged the association leadership to withdraw a recent decision of removing the national team’s captain and vice-captain and suspend four members of the team including them.

CAN executive committee members Rishi Ram Gautam, Amit Bir Pandey, Karan Mahatara, Sanjaya Raj Singh and Chhumbi Lama organised a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday and told CAN to withdraw action.

The members had also written a note of dissent against the decision during the board meeting held last week.

In a press release the board members have issued, the members have claimed the action against captain Gyanendra Malla, vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee, Sompal Kami and Kamal Singh Airee was premeditated.

They said the association demonstrated a high level of irresponsibility by taking action against the players who had raised a genuine issue about revising the players’ categorisation.

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