ICC positive to lift Nepal's suspension
International Cricket Council has finally agreed to resolve disputes in the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) by amending its statute.
This is the first time ICC made its opinion clear following the meeting of ICC officials and Nepal Advisory Group held on Saturday and Sunday in Kathmandu.
“The Nepal Advisory Group, which consists of various stakeholders of cricket in Nepal, was formed by the ICC to recommend amendments to the constitution (sic) of the CAN so that elections can be conducted subsequently as per the revised constitution,” said a press release issued by the ICC Media and Communications Department, Dubai on Monday.
“An ICC delegation will return to Kathmandu around the time the World Cricket League Championship matches against Kenya are held on 11 and 13 March and will decide on a timetable for the adoption of the revised constitution and subsequent elections. Following this, Nepal’s membership of the ICC will be tabled for consideration at the ICC Annual General Meeting in June,” the press statement further stated.
“ICC delegation is scheduled to arrive in Kathmandu on March 12. Everything will be decided after that,” suspended CAN general secretary Ashoknath Pyakurel told Setopati.
The ICC had suspended Nepal in April last year for breaching Article 2.9 of the ICC’s Articles of Association, which prohibits government interference and requires free and fair elections. The suspension cut off funding for the CAN but Nepal was allowed to continue participating in ICC events.
Church Boys United Kathmandu clinches Pathivara Gold Cup
The Church Boys United Kathmandu has clinched the second Pathivara Gold Cup Football Championship title. Church Boys defeated Sagarmatha Youth Club Biratchowk Morang, 3-0, in the final of the championship held at the Bhanujan Secondary School playground at Phungling of Taplejung district on Monday.
As preparations for 13th SAG get underway, excitement heightens in Pokhara
As preparations are underway to host the 13th South Asian Games scheduled for March 2019, an air of excitement is seen gathering pace in Pokhara with the expectation of organising more than five sports in the local Lakeside.
Pokhara Sports Award conferred on outstanding athletes
The Nepal Sports Journalists Forum, Kaski on Saturday conferred the sports award to individuals, athletes and organizations for making exemplary contributions in the sports sector.
Nepal enter 2nd round in Pembangunan Jaya Raya Badminton Championship
Nepal has made an entry into the second rounds of the match in the Pembangunan Jaya Raya Badminton Asia Junior Championship, 2017 underway in Indonesia after players Praphul Maharjan and Rukesh Maharjan defeated their rival competitors in today's match. The tournament is organised by the Badminton Asia.
- Nepal facing Uzbekistan in AFC U23 Qualifiers tonight
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
The return trip
It took us over five hours, drenched in rain, walking through treacherous ratomato sluggishly. It should not have taken more than two hours in a normal day. It was the cruellest irony that no sooner did we reach Panchkhal and sat at the Pipal Chautari to rest, than the bus we had left behind, arrived with people in the bus bursting with laughter on seeing us.
Prospects for Nepali talents in the Diaspora
When Indu, a Nepali American teen studying in Virginia, asked Panta whether she could inspire Nepali youngsters into music industry and convince their parents to consider Nepali music as a path to professionalism, the female heartthrob of Nepali music could not fully convince her.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.