KATHMANDU: International Cricket Council (ICC) has lifted the suspension of the Cricket Association of Nepal with the condition. ICC Board meetings held in Dubai on Monday decided to that effect. ICC had suspended CAN in 2016.
“Nepal has been reinstated on a conditional basis following its 2016 suspension for breach of the ICC regulations which prohibit government interference and require free and fair elections. Election of a 17-member Central Working Committee for the Cricket Association (CAN) of Nepal was completed earlier this month and paved the way for the re-admittance of the CAN,” the international cricket governing body said in a statement.
ICC Chairman 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.”