Cricket Association of Nepal reinstated in ICC, Paras Khadka resigns as captain

  • October 15, 2019

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has been reinstated as a member of International Cricket Council (ICC) after a 3 years long suspension over government interference.

International Cricket Council in a board meeting in Dubai on Monday decided to readmit CAN to be a member of Cricket’s governing body on a conditional basis following 2016 suspension due to the government interference after the successful election of a 17-member Central Working Committee.

The election held earlier this month to elect central working committee has played a role to the reinstatement of CAN as a member of ICC, said ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar said.

According to Mr Manohar, “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.”

Apart from Nepal, Zimbabwe was also fully reinstated by the ICC Board. Zimbabwe was suspended from the ICC in July 2019 over government interference in the running of the Board.

Parash Khadka retires from the captaincy of  national team

Paras Khadka has announced his retirement from the post of the captain of the national team.

The announcement comes after the decision of the International Cricket Council’s board meeting to lift the suspension of Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) imposed in 2016 following government interference.

Announcing the retirement via social media, Khadka has paid homage to all cricket players, coach, umpires, family and friends and all well-wishers.

He tweeted: “Great to know that the suspension of Nepal cricket has been lifted and would like to wish the new committee to work for the betterment of Nepal cricket, players and its stake holders. I have hereby decided to resign from my post as the captain of Nepal cricket team. Jai Nepal !!”

All rounder Khadka has represented Nepali cricket team at many international grounds and is hailed as one of the best Nepal has seen.