ICC to send delegations to USA and Nepal

The International Cricket Council (ICC) will send delegations to the United States of America and Nepal to prepare reports that will aid the sport’s governing body prepare plans to develop cricket in the two nations, Shashank Manohar, the chairman, announced on Sunday (July 3). The USA Cricket Association (USACA) and Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) were suspended in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
The delegations will prepare a report and update the governing body in the ICC meeting to be held in October this year. “Both Nepal and the US are important Members of the ICC as they have tremendous talent and potential,” Manohar said. “The ICC, as part of its game and market development strategy, will continue to provide the countries with as much support as possible so that they can put in place good governance and cricket structures.
“An ICC delegation will visit Nepal and will meet with the Nepal government and cricket officials, while I will lead an ICC team including Mr Dave Cameron, Mr Giles Clarke, Mr Imran Khawaja and Mr David Peever to the USA to meet with various stakeholders in that market and help them lay the foundation for the effective development of the sport (at grass roots and international level) and implementation of a governance structure that unifies the entire cricket community in the USA.”
The CAN was suspended after government interference in it’s functioning. “In light of the ongoing court case involving the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) and the Ad hoc Committee established by the Nepalese National Sports Council (NSC), which has led to a vacuum of cricket leadership in Nepal, the Board suspended the Membership of CAN for breach of Article 2.9 of the ICC’s Articles of Association, which prohibits government interference and requires free and fair elections,” the ICC had said in a statement in April this year.

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