ICC ratifies CAN suspension

The 53-member Full Council of the International Council (ICC) has unanimously ratified the suspension of Cricket Assosciation of Nepal (CAN), which was suspended in April 2016.

The ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar, however, announced that ICC delegation comprising Board Directors and senior management will visit Nepal to meet with the releavent stakeholders and provide an update during the October meetings. He further said, “ Nepal is an important member of the ICC as they have tremendous talent and potential. The ICC, as part of its game and market development strategy, will continue to provide with as much support as possible so that it can put in place good governance and cricket structures. An ICC delegation will visit Nepal and will meet with the Nepal government and cricket official.

Earlier, in its Board Meeting held in April,  ICC had suspended CAN in view of government interference in the board. In December, Nepal’s National Sports Council (NSC) had formed an ad-hoc committee to run the CAN. This happened soon after Chatur Bahadur Chand was elected the CAN’s president in controversial annual general meeting – which was not attended by its then president Tanka Angbuhang – without the NSC’s permission. The Chand-led CAN faction then filed a court case, which is still pending, challenging the NSC’s decision.

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