Tuesday, July 16

ICC lifts suspension imposed on CAN

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu – The International Cricket Council (ICC) has fully lifted the suspension imposed on Cricket Association of Nepal. Earlier, the ICC had conditionally lifted the suspension on CAN more than two and a half years after it elected a new executive committee headed by incumbent president Chatur Bahadur Chand.

CAN informed on Tuesday that the ICC had fully lifted the ‘control funding’ it had been imposing on the cricket governing body of Nepal. The Cricket Association of Nepal can now receive financial grants on par with the Associate Nations with ODI status and can conduct its financial activities accordingly.

Prior to this, ICC had been granting limited funds to CAN.

The ICC had suspended CAN more than six years ago citing government intervention and raising questions over the credibility of the CAN election. Back then, Chand was elected the president of CAN but the National Sports Council reshuffled CAN executive committee. After the elected committee knocked the doors of the court, there was a dual existence of cricket governing body in Nepal. Amid such backdrop, the ICC suspended CAN on April 25, 2016.

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