The Nepal Premier League (NPL) has run into controversy after the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has withdrawn its ownership from the tournament which is expected to be a break through in the country’s cricket.
Alleging event managers Zohra Sports Management (ZSM) of opaque in its financial dealings and single-handedly running all programs of NPL, a majority of members in the NPL Governing Council have resigned. After the decision from the governing council, CAN issued a press release saying the NPL is not running under the guidelines set by the ACC and ICC forcing the cricket governing body to withdraw its ownership.
“Zohra Sports Management has not disclosed it income and expenditure to the governing council and is single handedly making all decisions to run the tournament. Since all its activities are not under ACC/ICC guidelines set for a domestic league, CAN is no more a part of it,” said CAN in a release.
CAN will now not be responsible for the injuries to players, corruption, discipline and technical support during the tournament. The move means there will be no involvement of A grade umpires and scorer in the tournament.