CAN decides to withdraw writ

Kathmandu, October 27

The suspended committee of the Cricket Association of Nepal today decided to withdraw the writ petition filed at the Supreme Court.

The suspended CAN had called the board meeting to discuss the procedures and the officials agreed in principal to take back the writ, informed CAN secretary Kiran Rana in a release.

“As requested by the International Cricket Council, we have decided to withdraw the writ petition and pave way for the reinstatement of the CAN membership,” said Rana. “The meeting nominated President Chatur Bahadur Chand and General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel along with Diwakar Ghale, Sailesh Kumar Chaudhary and Sanjay Singh to coordinate with stakeholders and start the process of writ withdrawal.”

The controversy in cricket began after the National Sports Council formed the ad hoc committee without giving approval to the elections of the CAN and the ICC suspended the membership of CAN on April 25, 2016. The elected committee moved the court and the ICC formed the Nepal Advisory Group to prepare the new statute.

After the elected committee opposed the idea of new statute, the ICC agreed to amend the existing one and move forward. The controversy stood as the General Assembly of CAN last year failed to pass the statute as suggested by the ICC.

After rounds of meetings, the CAN, Advisory Group and ICC reached consensus resulting in the approval of the statute unanimously. The ICC then formed the five-member Monitoring Committee to assess the membership distribution and election process in all the districts.