CEO Ghimire calls it quits to Cricket Association of Nepal

KATHMANDU: Bhawana Ghimire on Friday announced that she was quitting the  Cricket Association of Nepal as its CEO.

She made the announcement on social networking site Twitter.

"I have decided to stay away from all responsibilities of Cricket Association," Ghimire tweeted, "It is my conclusion that I can contribute to the Nepali cricket more from outside than while I am in the Cricket Association in the current situation."

She was appointed to the top executive position of the national cricket governing body in October 2014.

क्रिकेट संघको सम्पुर्ण जिम्मेवारी बाट बाहिर बस्ने निर्णय गरेको छु । ++

— Bhawana Ghimire (@BhawanaCAN) July 1, 2016

करोडौँ नेपालीहरुको सपनासँग जोडिएको क्रिकेट यसरी लामो समय बन्दी बनाउनु दुर्भाग्यपुर्ण छ। सबै स्टेकहोल्डरहरु एकजुटभइ निकास निकाल्न अपिल गर्दछु

— Bhawana Ghimire (@BhawanaCAN) July 1, 2016

हालको स्थितिमा क्रिकेट संघमा रहँदा भन्दा क्रिकेट संघ बाहिर बसेर नै नेपाली क्रिकेटलाई वढि योगदान गर्न सक्छु भन्ने मेरो ठहर हो ।

— Bhawana Ghimire (@BhawanaCAN) July 1, 2016

Amid controversies of authenticity of the executive committee of CAN, the National Sports Council had asked Ghimire to take the full charge of the cricket governing body in December 2015.

The International Cricket Council in April had ultimately suspended CAN accusing the Nepal government of unnecessary interference into the cricket affairs.

The ICC, however, was helping Nepali cricket team prepare for their World Cricket League Championship matches with the Netherlands while entrusting Ghimire with local arrangements.

Full council ratifies Nepal suspension

Meanwhile, the 53-member Full Council unanimously ratified the suspension of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), on Tuesday.

It also endorsed the suspension of USA Cricket Association (USACA) yesterday itself.

“Both Nepal and the US are important Members of the ICC as they have tremendous talent and potential," the ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said after the meeting, "The ICC, as part of its game and market development strategy, will continue to provide the countries with as much support as possible so that they can put in place good governance and cricket structures."