KATHMANDU, July 23: International Cricket Council (ICC) has expressed positive intuitions on the progress made by advisory committee regarding the reinstatement of Nepal’s membership as an associate.
They expect Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to hold a general meeting to adopt the proposed amendments to its existing constitution after the advisory committee compromised by former CAN President Binay Raj Pandey, former national cricket captain Pawan Agrawal, who is also the president of Cricket Players’ Association of Nepal and member of elected CAN Ashok Nath Pyakurel reached consensus with ICC officials in a meeting held on Saturday in Kathmandu.
The ICC Deputy Chairman, Mr. Imran Khwaja said, “Whilst there has been robust debate and deliberation, I am heartened by the spirit of cooperation and resolution that characterized our meetings. If all goes as discussed and agreed, I have no doubt that the new structure will see the dawn of a new and illustrious era for cricket in Nepal.”
The ICC suspended the CAN after government interfered in the board back in April 2016. Nepal's National Sports Council (NSC) had formed an ad-hoc committee to run the CAN after Chatur Bahadur Chand was elected the CAN's president at an annual general meeting without NSC’s permission.
The ICC formed an advisory committee in October 2016 with the mandate of drafting a new statute of the cricket governing body of the country and facilitating in holding a fresh election at the earliest.