Nepal re-admitted as ICC member

KATHMANDU: Nepal have been re-admitted as ICC member following the conclusion of the ICC board meeting held in Dubai of United Arab Emirates (UAE), on Monday.

ICC decided to reinstate Nepal on a conditional basis following their 2016 suspension for breach of the ICC regulations which prohibit government interference and require free and fair election.

ICC Chairperson Shashank Manohar said, “Given the progress made in Nepal, a transition plan will now be developed for the Cricket Association of Nepal to support full compliance with Associate Membership criteria, which will also involve controlled funding.”

Election of a 17-member Central Working Committee for the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) was completed earlier this month and paved the way for the re-admittance of CAN, ICC said in the statement.