The discontent group within the Cricket Association of Nepal CAN) has taken a step towards ousting President Tanka Aangbuhang by filing a vote of no confidence against him on Monday.
A total of 42 members from regions and districts have signed in the vote of no confidence which means a special general assembly could be called to remove the president from his post.
Nepal cricket has been in turmoil after a separate faction in the cricket governing body called a press conference clearing about its intention to oust Aangbuhang. The faction has been alleging Aangbuhang of running the office solely and giving validity to the Ncell Nepal Premier League (NPL) despite CAN’s decision to pull out its ownership from the event.
Since the vote confidence is against the President himself, the senior vice-president is allowed to take over and call on the special general assembly. CAN’s statute has the provision of calling a special general assembly to oust its president following an approval from a 25 per cent of all members.
CAN Vice-president Chatur Bahadur Chand say they are prepared with 80 percent approval out of 87 members from district and regions. “Out of the 31 central committee members, 22 have agreed on throwing out the president,” said Chand.
Among those dissatisfied by Aangubang’s working ways are the majority of central committee members in senior vice-president TB Shah, vice-presidents Keshav Ghimire, Srinivas Rana and Chatur Bahadur Chand, general secretary Ashok Nath Pyakuryal, treasurer Raju Babu Shrestha and secretary Uttam Karmacharya along with other members.
The infighting in the cricket governing body had flared up after Aanguhang gave validity to the Ncell Nepal Premier League. CAN had informed media that it has withdrawn its ownership from NPL stating several issues of grievances with event managing company Zohra Sports Management.
The NPL, however, moved on with Aangbuhang himself inaugurating the 50-over tournament in Dhangadhi and calling it a CAN-organized event. The Twenty20 tournament under NPL is scheduled to begin on June 4 to 14.
While the special general assembly has the right to oust the president following the vote of confidence, either an interim president and fresh election for the president could be hold through it. Aangbuhang is yet to comment on the recent development.