15 December, Kathmandu. CAN has decided to make Sandeep Lamichhane the new captain. Vice-captains Dipendra Singh Airy, all-rounder Sompal Kami and bowler Kamal Singh Airy, who have expressed dissatisfaction with Malla, have decided not to pay their six-month salary in 2022.
There was a dispute in today’s board meeting over whether to take action against the players. Six central members had said that the dispute would not be resolved by taking action against the players. Central members Amit Vir Pandey, Rishi Ram Gautam, Dawood Ansari, Karan Malhotra, Chhumbi Lama, and Sanjay Singh said that action should not be taken against the players.
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The decision was taken on the basis of the majority after the rest of the central members and office-bearers said that action should be taken. A central member told Sethopati that there was an altercation between the members during the virtual meeting.
CAN president Chatur Bahadur Chand said that the captain was changed due to undisciplined work and it was decided not to pay six months salary to other players. But he said there were no restrictions on players playing for the national team.
Decisions of the Board meeting of CAN held today: –
- It has been decided to dismiss Gyanendra Malla as the captain and Dipendra Singh Airy as the vice-captain of the Nepali national cricket team.
- It has been decided not to include four players Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airy, Sompal Kami, and Kamal Singh Airy in the Central Contact of 2022 for the first six months as per the recommendation of the Disciplinary Committee formed by the Nepal Cricket Association.
- Sandeep Lamichhane has been selected as the new captain of the Nepali national cricket team.
- It has been decided to conduct closed training of the national cricket team in Pokhara from December 21, 2021.
- It has been decided to give recognition to Nepal Instructors Association.
- It has been decided to select the former vice president of the Nepal Cricket Association Naresh Shrestha as a member of the advisory committee.