The locales of Mulpani have pressed the government to complete the construction of the pending Mulpani Cricket Stadium project on Wednesday.
Submitting a memo to the Youth and Sports Minister Purushottam Poudel, the locals, led by Mulpani Sports Club, informed the minister that there has been no local level coordination in terms of Academy and ground, while there has not been any rigid result despite the work began ages ago.
“The 400 ropanis land in Nagdaha, Mulpani was handed over by the locals to the National Sports Council and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) following an agreement of constructing an international standard cricket academy but it has not been implement,” the memo from club president Ramesh Tiwari read.
The memo also drew attention on not implementing the cabinet decision of transforming the dumping site into a public garden and an opaque in the investment of millions in the name of constructing the academy building and leveling the grounds.
The club has demanded the Youth and Ministry to initiate on acting according to the past agreements, stop political interference in the CAN, recognise representation of Mulpani area and hold a conclusive talks in regards to the completion of project.
The Mulpani Cricket Academy and Stadium so far has been a laughing stock for Nepali cricket which has been unfinished for almost eight years after the construction work began from 2006.
In June, the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority filed graft charges against 10 CAN officials – who have now temporarily stepped down – for their alleged involvement in the embezzlement of millions of rupees in the construction of the stadium.