International cricket governing bodies have shown deep concern in the Cricket Association of Nepal’s (CAN) handling of cricket in Nepal and took a major step today by instructing it to take a professional approach.
In a meeting with NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama and CAN officials, International Cricket Council (ICC) and Asian Cricket Council (ACC) officials have asked the country’s sports governing body to prepare a systematic and professional system in CAN.
“The ICC and ACC are pretty much concerned with how CAN has been handling cricket in Nepal. They deemed whatever have been done by CAN currently as unsatisfactory and a systematic procedure is required within it,” Lama told cricketingnepal.com.
CAN has been often criticized inside the country by players and coaches for not moving professionally and handling cricket immaturely.
It was slapped with Rs 8.4 million for failing to submit a quarterly financial report in October last year. The cricket governing body has also been in hot water for not being able to frame a proper domestic structure for more than a decade.
“Considering the status which Nepal are in following their qualification in the ICC World Twenty20, ICC and ACC are not that satisfied by the system the CAN is following. The performance from CAN needs to go in line with the performance from its national team. If CAN expects more help from us, then it should take a professional approach,” Lama quote one of the ACC officials as saying.
Both the governing bodies have also sought help from NSC to arrange for a proper management from CAN in its financial and other activities by enhancing the globally recognised auditing system. Lama said he will move forward accordingly.