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CAN accused of drafting autocratic statute

KATHMANDU: Former national cricketers on Wednesday heavily criticized the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) accusing it of drafting an autocratic statute and the National Sports Council (NSC) of approving it.
Former national team cricketers Aamir Akhtar, Manoj Baisya and Dipendra Chaudhary leveled such accusations amidst a press conference in the capital.

“No role and voting right have been given to the districts association though the 37 district associations are affiliated to CAN,” Chaudhary said. “The development from grass root level is a must for the overall development of cricket in the country,” said Akhtar.

The cricketers also alleged the NSC of violating Sports Development Act 2048 and working in favor of CAN President Binay Raj Pandey. Earlier, the cricketers had filed public interest litigation at the Supreme Court demanding an order for holding CAN election. The oldest sports body has not conducted even a single election over the past 63 years. Meanwhile, CAN have decided to postpone the election to discuss voting rights for districts associations.

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