Showing his anger and annoyance towards the cricket governing CAN Sharad Vesawksar tweeted “High Time for cricket activities to be increased,almost 2 years of nonfunctional CAN ,we have seen the impacts..need some serious attention”.
The nonfunctional CAN is the one of the main reason why Nepal haven’t progressed much in the recent years. Players and the cricket fan base in the country are really unhappy and annoyed towards the governing body.
In May, members of CAN filed a no-confidence motion against president Tanka Angbuhang Limbu, after the running of the Nepal Premier League was outsourced to a private sports management firm.
Nepal went through some turmoil off the field in 2014 with a boycott of the national one-day tournament by the national players with the captain Paras Khadka slamming the Cricket Association of Nepal for their treatment of national players. Government dissolved the Angbuhang led CAN committee on 6 November and formed an ad hoc committee under former president Binaya Raj Panday on interim basis.
On the other hand the good news is that the governing body of international cricket in April had decided to pay the outstanding salary to the players. The players had not got paid after the suspension of membership of Cricket Association of Nepal by the ICC in April last year.
The CAN was paying the players categorizing them into three grades: Rs 35,000 a month for A, Rs 25,000 a month for B and Rs 10,000 a month for C. The ICC also adopted the same model.