Nepali cricket’s deadlock ended on Wednesday after the cricketers and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) agreed to form a separate committee combining of cricketers, coach and government officials that will work in the development of sport.
Named ‘Planning and Monitoring Committee’, the new body will provide the CAN with the guideline to work in giving cricket an appropriate direction apart from working forward in implementing the plans and programmes.
Nepal cricket, recently overjoyed by the impressive showing in the ICC World Twenty20, had come to a halt after the cricketers went public demanding the wiping out of the current committee and setting up a new system. The cricketers had also listed out numerous issues denouncing the cricket governing body and its working ways.
Nepal’s participation in the upcoming ACC Premier League was unknown after the cricketers decided to boycott national and international tournaments unless a new set of CAN comes in. CAN today also agreed on giving a time-bound written commitment to fulfill all the demands. The agreement today will also open doors for Nepal’s participation in the ACC Premier League but skipper Paras Khadka said: “Its now on the new committee to decide on our participation in Malaysia.”
NSC Member Secretary Yubaraj Lama will lead the new committee with coach Pubudu Dassanayake, Paras and representatives from the Youth and Sports Ministry and CAN as the members. Paras expected the new committee to pave way for development in cricket.
“Since the committee will be involving the players themselves along with the coach, hopefully good things will come forward,” said Paras. CAN Vice-president and coordinator of talks committee Chatur Bahadur Chand said the agreement to form a new committee will be fruitful.