More than four months after the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) received a formal warning from the International Cricket Council (ICC), the Nepali cricket governing body on Saturday appointed two paid-administrators.
Following a board meeting on Saturday, Bhawana Ghimire was picked up as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Prakash Maharjan was appointed the Finance Manager of the CAN ending any possibilities of further warning from the global cricket governing body.
ICC had warned Nepal in its Annual Conference in June in Melbourne either to appoint the paid-administrators or face sanction if they still don’t abide by the ICC directive by the end of June, 2015.
Ghimire, 31, is an MBA from the University of Wales and has experience of serving in the Punjab International Bank of UK and Asset and Wealth Management Company of Kuwait. She also worked for a sports management company in Bahrain.
She won the race for the CEO ahead of four other candidates, while Maharjan was chosen ahead of three others for the Finance Manager Post. CAN had interviewed the short listed candidates on September 3 in presence of ICC and NSC representatives along with experts.
As the per the agreement, the six-month contract will see Ghimire getting a salary of Rs 75,000, while Maharjan will get Rs 50,000. The duo will assume office on October 14.
Decisions from Saturday’s board meeting
1. A budget of Rs 80 million has been approved
2. Bhawana Ghimire appointed Chief Executive Officer
3. Prakash Maharjan appointed Finance Manager
4. Shailesh Chaudhary named team manager for Nepal’s Sri Lanka Tour from November 7-25
5. Nabin Singh named coach for ACC U-19 Elite to be held in Kuwait from November 5-15
6. All eight regions to have Regional Cricket Academy. National Cricket Academy will get continuity in Kathmandu as the central academy.