Himalaya College of Engineering (HCE) were left furious over the players’ inclusion from Triton International College for the first KU Inter University Twenty20 and the organisers indifference to handle the issue, the College said on Tuesday.
Triton had fielded 10 national-level cricketers going against the tournament regulations and it prompted the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) to verify their status as players.
HCE – who were knocked out from Group ‘F’ finishing winless in a three-team pool won by Triton – said they filed a protest against Triton only to counter organisers Kathmandu University turn deaf ears.
CAN has verified that Ritesh Singh, Indra Kamal Manandhar, Bijay Gautam, Rabin Joshi, Prabin Joshi, Sabin Shrestha, Suman Uday, Sanjay Shrestha, Prakash Bista and Ujjwal Thapa in Triton squad have already played senior level and U-19 national tournaments.
All of the players represented Region-III (Kathmandu) in the national tournaments. The college also threatened to disrupt other matches if a serious action is not taken against Triton.