The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has begun investigation over the financial matters of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) after the national team cricketers called on the corruption watchdog to open a probe.
The national team – led by skipper Paras Khadka – had demanded a change in the committee of the cricket governing body calling it incapable to run cricket in Nepal and corrupted.
Questioning about the funds provided by the international governing bodies and 70 million rupees left by the previous committee for the construction of Mulpani Cricket Stadium, national team had called on the CIAA to investigate on the financial matters of CAN.
According to the team, ICC had provided CAN with $50,000 for players following Nepal’s qualification in the World Cup and an additional $50,000 after Nepal’s impressive performance in Bangladesh. CAN general secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel has already said in public they have received $50,000 for which it is preparing for a contract system for national players but the whole governing body is unaware about the extra fund given by the ICC.
The CIAA questioned few CAN officials at its office and appointed an investigation officer to probe into the matter. Recently, the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had also shown dissatisfaction over CAN’s working ways and told them to adapt more professional approach apart from enhancing internationally recognised auditing system.
The players on Thursday had called on the government to bring in a new committee in the CAN listing multiple issues that left the cricketers frustrated and despite having a series of meetings, decided to burst out in the media.