KATHMANDU, Oct 14: International Cricket Council has lifted the ban on Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to be effective from Monday.
A board meeting of ICC held in Dubai decided to reinstate Nepal as the member of cricket’s governing body on a conditional basis following its 2016 suspension for breach of the ICC regulations which prohibit government interference and require free and fair elections.
Election of a 17-member Central Working Committee for the Cricket Association (CAN) of Nepal held earlier this month and paved the way for the re-admittance of the CAN.
ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said, “Given the progress made in Nepal, a transition plan will now be developed for the Cricket Association of Nepal to support full compliance with Associate Membership criteria, which will also involve controlled funding.”
Along with Nepal, Zimbabwe has also been readmitted as ICC member, according to the media release of ICC issued on Monday evening.