Kathmandu, April 17
The International Cricket Council has welcomed the decision of elected committee of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to hold a special general meeting later this week to consider various changes in its statute in a bid to end the international governing body’s suspension on Nepal cricket.
Earlier, the Chatur Bahadur Chand-led committee has decided to hold the meeting this Thursday and Friday.
“The ICC has welcomed confirmation from the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) of a Special General Meeting (SGM) to be held on 19-20 April to consider constitutional change that will reform governance of the sport and pave the way towards reinstatement of ICC membership,” the ICC statement issued today reads, “The SGM will consider proposed changes to the constitution that have been recommended by the Nepal Advisory Group (NAG), comprising stakeholders from across the game in Nepal and set up by the ICC.”
Adopting the changes will enable CAN to move towards meeting the reinstatement conditions set out by the ICC in May 2016.
Meanwhile, the Chand-led committee organised a press conference in Kathmandu to inform that it was flexible about proposed changes if it would lift the suspension.