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Suspended CAN moves court against cabinet decision

The suspended Cricket Assocation of Nepal (CAN) has moved the Supreme Court against the recent cabinet decision of suspending the cricket governing body and forming a new ad-hoc committee.


The government, on November 6, had suspended CAN on a recommendation from the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) who had filed graft charges against 10 CAN officials apart from deeming the entire committee incapable to lead cricket in the country.


The cabinet had also formed an ad-hoc committee under former CAN President Binay Raj Pandey with his then-central committee members Sriharsha Koirala named vice-president and Ramesh Kumar Silwal nominated as the general secretary. 


The defendants in the case are Cabinet of ministers, CIAA, Youth and Sports Ministry and National Sports Council. The suspended CAN has demanded its reinstatement and rescind the ad-hoc committee.


While the ad-hoc committee has already assumed its office, the suspended committee has been carrying out its activities – the recent being its presence to welcome the U-19 team that returned from a second-place finishing in the ACC U-19 Premier in Kuwait.

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