Nepali Cricket’s biggest icon and former captain, Paras Khadka, throws his hat into the ring for the Bagmati Province Cricket Association Presidency.
In a formal declaration made on Friday, Paras Khadka officially announced his candidacy for the president of Bagmati Province during a press conference held in Kathmandu. This revelation follows prior informal indications from Paras regarding his intent to contest for the esteemed position.
Representatives from the Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, and Makwanpur districts within the Bagmati Province came together for a collaborative press conference. The remaining two districts of Bagmati – Nuwakot and Chitwan were not present in the press conference.
Having secured membership within the Kathmandu District, Paras Khadka is poised to engage in the Bagmati Province election. The province’s election is set to be held on September 1.
The announcement outlines a strategic arrangement for Paras’s potential presidency: with Paras at the helm, the Vice President will hail from Makwanpur, the Secretary from Lalitpur, and the Treasurer from Bhaktapur. Notably, there will be a mutual agreement for nine members. Moreover, an overwhelming majority of seven out of thirteen members of the existing Bagmati Provincial Union working committee have signified their support for Paras’s appointment as the President.
The central election of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) will be held in the last week of September. The electoral process for all 45 districts and three provinces has already been successfully concluded. Now, elections of four provinces remain.
In the central election, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) holds a total of 86 votes, with a winning threshold set at 44 votes for securing the presidency.