Chand, Pyakurel likely to join Advisory committee

Kathmandu, February 19

The long-standing controversy in Nepal cricket took a new turn today when the elected Cricket Association of Nepal President Chatur Bahadur Chand and General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel came close to joining the ICC Advisory Committee.

International Cricket Council had formed the committee in October last year with the purpose of solving the crisis in Nepal cricket after suspending the membership of CAN but the elected committee had rejected the ICC’s proposal to be a part of that committee.

Spokesperson of the Nepal Advisory Committee Rohit Dahal, who is also the Press Advisor of National Sports Council, informed that Chand and Pyakurel principally agreed to be included in the committee after the meeting — headed by ICC Head of Global Development William Glenwright — endorsed their proposal of preparing CAN’s new statute based on the previous one.

The committee will now be of eight members. Former CAN President Binay Raj Pandey and industrialist Basant Chaudhary were appointed as coordinators, while Pawan Agrawal was named the secretary and Rohit Dahal the spokesperson by the previous meeting. Joint Secretary at the Ministry of Youth and Sports Choodamani Paudel and former acting president of CAN Deepak Koirala are the members.

“The committee also started the process of preparing the statute from today,” said Dahal. On Saturday, the meeting — also attended by Head of Finance Department at the ICC Amar Sheikh — appointed Anil Sinha as the legal advisor of the committee.