Nepal news September 4, 2016

ICC delegation meets with Nepal board about reinstatement

ESPNcricinfo staff

Although their cricket board is under suspension, Nepal have been allowed to play in ICC tournaments © Pradeep Singh

The Cricket Association of Nepal, which was suspended by the ICC over government interference, has a good chance at being reinstated following a meeting between prime minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and ICC chief executive David Richardson.

After discussions which took place in Kathmandu on Sunday, it was decided that CAN would form an advisory group to review its constitution then conduct fresh elections as per that constitution.

"Nepal is an important member with huge potential. It is important for us to work out a roadmap for its reinstatement," Richardson said.

Although Nepal have been allowed to keep playing in ICC competitions - and had even made a fine debut at Lord's - their ICC funding had been cut and there has been a leadership vacuum with CAN and Nepal's National Sports Council in a court battle over who should run cricket in the country.

ICC's chairman of Associates Imran Khwaja, who was also at the meeting, said: "I'm confident everything will be worked out smoothly and the country's cricket will benefit immensely in the coming years."

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  • Brokensaint on September 5, 2016, 13:32 GMT

    south africa minster of sport intervenes in selections yet south africa does not get banned double standards again

  • Sooraz on September 5, 2016, 10:41 GMT

    Huge respect and many thanks to Mr, Richardson for their intended visit and having considered the prospect of Nepal Cricket. This surely is a great news for a cricket follower like us in Nepal. We feel absolutely pity on ourselves for letting go every chance we have so far got to strengthen the base of cricket in Nepal. Whatever we have achieved or have exhibited in the world arena of cricket, those have been possible only but only due to individual dedication and contribution of players, the govt., at large, has not done anything yet. I would like to express a huge gratitude to ICC and the management to have considered in such they have till now. Further, I don't think, I would sound exaggerated, if I would appeal to ICC, as a genuine cricket lover, to consider developing Nepal as their next ICC Academy for Associates as they have one in UAE. This would definitely help their purpose here in Nepal to develop cricket further.

  • yubasu1678958 on September 4, 2016, 16:20 GMT

    thanks ICC bt we should improve our infrastructure and domestic tournament.

  • GK on September 4, 2016, 14:55 GMT

    thanks icc :)we look forward good future of cricket in Nepal!

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