With the deal still in the womb, CAN-corresponding CEO Bill Leane has already prepared his plans which he wants to get implemented to shape Nepali cricket.
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has been corresponding with Lean – a former CEO of Papua New Guinea – for a long time but yet the deal has to move forward. However, Leane is prepared with the plans incorporating the development of junior cricket and investment on the sport.
Saying yes to the correspondence with CAN, Leane wants Nepali cricket to have 120,000 kids playing cricket institutionally in order to create a world class team of 20 players in future. Local competition then should see 10,000 kids and an elite process for U-15, U-17, U-19, U-21 with national championships.
According to a source, he also wants to see Nepal investing huge on elite coaches and a full academy which needs to be well-facilitated with rigorous standards and expectations. Leane has seen investment by local business and recognised brands very crucial in the smooth running of cricket.Along with that he sees exposure to cricketers as another important work to do.
Leane wants the senior and rising players to play abroad more than often and at the levels that are yet to be achieved. CAN had begun corresponding with Leane since December but the cricket governing body is yet to make a final approach.
Leane is regarded as one of the best CEOs in the Associate cricket. He has won several awards and has worked at different capacities in institutions/organizations other than cricket.