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    CAN sacks Gyanendra Malla as ODI & T20I captain, Sandeep Lamichhane takes over

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    The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) on Wednesday sacked Gyanendra Malla as ODI and T20I captain, Sandeep Lamichhane takes over.

    The suddenness of the announcement from CAN, regarding the recent development, came after the conclusion of its board meeting held on Wednesday through social media.

    The replacement comes as the CAN takes action against Nepal’s national team captain Gyanendra Malla, Vice-Captain Dipendra Singh Airee, Fast bowler Sompal Kami and Kamal Singh Airee for alleged violation of the player’s code of conduct.

    The noted players made complaints about the classification of players made by the CAN, arguing that it was not scientific and practical. Meanwhile, CAN sought an explanation from the players, however, decided to take action saying that the player’s explanation was not satisfactory.

    The action was taken as recommended by the CAN’s disciplinary committee led by Prashant Bikram Malla. Accordingly, the four cricketers will also not be included in the Central Contract for the first six months of 2022.

    Gyanendra was appointed as captain of the Nepali cricket team in 2019 after Paras Khadka stepped down.

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