Talk to ICC and solve Nepal cricket crisis, Paras Khadka urges govt

Nepal national cricket team captain Paras Khadka speaks at a function in Kathmandu, on Thursday, May 3, 2019.

Kathmandu, May 2

Nepal’s national cricket team captain Paras Khadka has appealed to the government to talk to the International Cricket Council and solve the ongoing stalemate in the national cricket.

Owing to unnecessary political pressures in the national cricket governing body, the ICC suspended the Cricket Association of Nepal’s membership in April 2016.

Speaking at a function organised at the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Kathmandu on Thursday, the captain said Nepal already lost a lot due to the suspension; hence, it should end at the earliest.

“The [Sports] Minister and the [National Sports Council] Member Secretary should talk to the ICC to lift the suspension. CAN should exist in order to retain our one day international status. Further, we have to go much above.”

Minister Jagat Bahadur Bishwakarma addressed the function after Khadka, He, however, did not mention anything about the suspension.

NSC Vice-Chair Pitambar Timalsina, however, said efforts were underway to lift the suspension.

Published on May 2nd, Thursday, 2019 2:05 PM

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