Sports Minister hopeful of end to CAN suspension soon

Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma

Kathmandu, February 5

Nepal’s Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma says the International Cricket Council will soon end the suspension of the membership of the Cricket Association of Nepal.

The international cricket government body had suspended Nepal’s national association in 2015 citing undue political interference in the professional organisation.

But, the Minister says the government is preparing to hold an election to elect the new executive committee, which will effectively end the suspension.

A five member ad hoc committee will be announced to hold the election as per suggestions extended by the ICC, according to him.

Speaking with journalists in Kathmandu on Tuesday, the Minister said the CAN charter was recently amended in compliance with the ICC directive; whereas elected officials of the suspended committee filed an application at the court to withdraw a case they filed.

He assured that the national team members would get their salary only after the end to suspension.

Citing that Nepali cricket was improving significantly and the government was committed to its development, he urged the ICC to take a concrete decision at the earliest.

In another context, he said the ongoing construction of Mulpani cricket stadium would be complete in next two and half years.


Published on February 5th, Tuesday, 2019 12:52 PM

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