National Sports Council (NSC) has directed the Cricket Association of
Nepal (CAN) to put off their upcoming general assembly and elections on Sunday.
direction is another blow for the cricket governing body which was previously
asked to clarify on 16 different issues which NSC claims to have exposed
the frailties in CAN and its poor governance.
CAN had scheduled to hold
its general assembly and elections on November 6 and 7 in
The election is expected to
give a new leadership in the cricket governing body which has already
been paralyzed by corruption allegations and in-fighting.
NSC has said that CAN has
not taken an approval from the sport’s governing body as any sports association
requires to hold the elections. It has also claimed that CAN failed to
comply with its own statute of giving a 21-day prior notice to regional
and district representatives.
Among the other issue NSC
has put forward is, its procedure of electing representatives for
elections was incomplete and the current committee has nominal members
“CAN was also asked by
the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority to compensate the
loss of Rs 8.4 million fund supposed to be received from the
International Cricket Council (ICC) from its members but it has also
failed to do so,” NSC’s letter to CAN read.
The final point in the
directive also states that CAN was not able to come up with a satisfying
clarification over the 16-point issues put forward by NSC.