Bhattarai demands investigation

Kathmandu, October 11

Urging the concerned authorities to stop the annual general assembly of Kathmandu District Cricket Association, presidential candidate Upendra Bhattarai withdrew his name from the elections here today.

Bhattarai accused the KDCA leadership of running the association at their will and holding the AGM without informing all the members. “I was never invited in the meeting despite being the Member of the association since 2005,” said Bhattarai in a release. “Cricket Association of Nepal had instructed the districts bodies to hold the elections by inviting all the members but neither the KDCA informed its members nor met the deadline provided by the governing body,” said the former vice-president of CAN.

He also raised questions about the nomination of five members in the committee without a meeting. “The decision of nominating five persons in the committee is against the rules and I urge concern authorities — Cricket Association of Nepal and National Sports Council — to investigate in the matter,” he added. Bhattarai also raised the issue of not involving all the clubs and training centres in the general assembly.

“The clubs and training centres are the ones who have been contributing in the development of the sport in the district but only 10 clubs and training centres were allowed to take part in the assembly,” he claimed. “We have been paying fees to KDCA every year to renew our membership and taking part in various tournaments. I request the authorities to intervene and invite all the clubs and training centres affiliated with the KDCA in the general assembly,” he said.