The International Cricket Council’s Full Council meeting in Edinburgh, England on Thursday unanimously ratified the suspension of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar also announced that an ICC delegation will visit Nepal before October this year to assess the situation.
The 53-member Full Council also unanimously ratified the suspension of the USA Cricket Association (USACA).
Manohar announced that ICC delegations comprising Board Directors and senior management will visit the Nepal and USA to meet with the relevant stakeholders and provide an update during the October meetings.
“Both Nepal and the US are important Members of the ICC as they have tremendous talent and potential. 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,” Manohar said.
“An ICC delegation will visit Nepal and will meet with the Nepal government and cricket officials,” he added. “While I will lead an ICC team 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.”
CAN was suspended in April 2016.
The Full Council also noted the Associate and Affiliate Members’ decision as a group to re-elect Singapore’s Imran Khawaja and Francois Erasmus of Namibia for another two years as their representatives to the Board, while Neil Speight was replaced by Cricket Ireland chairman Ross McCollum.
The ICC’s Full Council comprises 10 Full Members, 38 Associate Members and 57 Affiliate Members (who are collectively represented by five regional Affiliate Member representatives).