NSC seeks clarification from CAN

Kathmandu, October 2

The National Sports Council today asked the Cricket Association of Nepal to furnish clarification on various 15 points including the grants of international bodies.

“The internal conflict within the CAN has rocked the game which has also affected the performance of the players but the cricket’s governing body is all but defunct,” said the NSC in the letter sent to CAN. “We cannot stay as mute spectators as cricket has given us a lot of happiness in the past. CAN should be accountable and we will not spare them if they do not furnish the reasonable clarification within five days.”

The NSC has asked the CAN to clarify on the status of Asia Cup grant of Rs 47.4 million — initially freezed by Asian Cricket Council and later released with conditions upon appeal after the earthquake. “As the CAN has not followed the ACC instructions, who will be responsible if the grant is suspended again?” asked the NSC in the letter.

According to NSC, the ACC had asked the CAN to open a separate bank account, and send detailed reports about the expenses of Mulpani grounds and the renovation cost of TU Stadium.

NSC raised the question of president and general Secretary touring various places as team managers despite clear instructions of International Cricket Council and ACC to appoint english-speaking officials in the post. The sports’ governing body asked the CAN about the short-term appointment of CEO, team managers, fitness coach against the repeated instructions of international bodies.

The NSC accused the CAN of remaining indifferent towards the willingness of ICC to give the hosting rights of U-19 Global Qualifiers in Kathmandu and also not working towards settling arrears of Rs 17.3 million accumulated by officials and staff and also asked to furnish the status of the 60 million ICC grant to be received by the CAN.

The other issues raised by the NSC included the lease amount to be paid to TU, Rs 6 million provided to organise the women’s national tournament, implementation of board decisions, appointment of operation manager and development managers in all the nine regions, scholarships to the U-16 premier Cup winners, review of national team’s bad performance in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers, recoup of Rs 8.4 million from officials as instructed by CIAA, and the rumours of action against players for attending the interaction organised by the sports’ governing body.