The talks between the national team cricketers and the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) have ended inconclusively after the cricketers remained rigid on forming a new system in the cricket governing body.
The talks were held to end the deadlock that has existed in Nepali cricket after the national team members showed went public showing dissatisfaction over the working ways of CAN calling on the government to dissolve the currently body and form a new one.
The move from the cricketers came just within a month after Nepali boys established themselves in the cricketing world following their participation in the ICC World Twenty20 and just weeks ahead of their participation in the ACC Premier League beginning from May 1 in Malaysia.
While the cricketers demanded a new system in CAN proposing an interim committee above the cricket governing body, CAN disagreed and replied with a proposal of forming a coordination committee including the officials from the cricket governing body, National Sports Council (NSC), Youth and Sports Ministry and players.
The players have submitted a 10-point issues of which only one is said to be settled regarding the CAN’s executive committee. “The cricketers have asked us to form a new committee with the existence of current body which is not possible in legal backgrounds,” said the talks committee coordinator Chatur Bahadur Chand after the five-and-half-hour talks.
“We have assured them to give them a written commitment with deadline in other issues but this is the only elected supreme body of Nepali cricket which couldn’t go out. We have prposed to form a new coordination committee which will work in settling the issues and implementing the plans,” said Chand.
“We are hopeful that the players will agree on this proposal and agree so that we can send our full strength team in the ACC Premier League,” added Chand. Skipper Paras Khadka said the cricketers are rigid in getting a new system.
“We are not against the current committee of the CAN. Ever since the establishment of CAN, cricket has not been running in a system. Our fight is against the system so that cricket could be developed,” said Paras.
“I would like to give example of U-19 teams. We were able to do big things in U-19 because of a good set of players and after that set moved ahead, we kept on losing. The same case has been with the women’s team and it will also follow the senior team. This is because cricket is running without a definite system. Unless this system is established, we will wait,” said Paras.