Kathmandu, April 25: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has suspended the membership of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
“In light of the ongoing court case involving the CAN and the Ad hoc Committee established by the Nepalese National Sports Council (NSC), which has led to a vacuum of cricket leadership in Nepal, the Board suspended the Membership of CAN for breach of Article 2.9 of the ICC’s Articles of Association, which prohibits government interference and requires free and fair elections” reads a statement issued by the ICC following its board meeting held at its headquarters Dubai on Monday.
The suspension means that CAN will not be entitled to receive any ICC funding. However, the Nepal cricket teams would be able to continue to feature in ICC events. Until such time as the CAN becomes free of government interference and is properly structured to begin exploiting the tremendous cricket talent and opportunities that exist in Nepal, the membership of CAN will remain suspended, adds the statement.