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.