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Sports Minister says CAN needs reform

After the anti-graft watchdog of Nepal, the Commission for the Investigation of the Abuse of Authority (CIAA), filed charge-sheet against the top CAN officials for financial irregularities of over 14.3 million rupees, the country’s Sports Minister Purushottam Paudel said the country’s cricket governing body needs reforms.



“This is a very testing time for Nepali cricket. After Nepal participated in the ICC World Twenty20, the challenge has been there to take Nepali cricket into further heights. But CAN members are now standing at the witness box of the CIAA. The road has become even tougher now,” said Poudel during a program in Kathmandu.

“The need is there to bring a change in the system and that can be done by reforming the CAN. We need to establish a system in cricket which can work in perfect way and manage cricket properly,” said Poudel.

“The national cricket team has been doing pretty good in international tournaments but what has been going around would not do anything good to Nepali cricket. We need to get a CAN which can work in the betterment of cricket and it is now the responsibility of the government, president, youth and sports ministry, National Sports Council, players and cricket lovers to work jointly in the development of the game,” the minister added.

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