11 January, Kathmandu. The inquiry committee constituted by the National Sports Council (Rakhep) to investigate the Nepal T20 League has suggested action up to the dissolution of the Nepal Cricket Association’s Can Working Committee.
After several questions were raised about betting, possible fixing, foreign players playing without work permits and non-payment of players in the Nepal T20 League organized by the Nepal Cricket Association from December 9 to 27, Rakhep 21 On December, a one-member inquiry committee was formed under the leadership of executive member Ekendra Kunwar.
The committee prepared the report after taking statements of more than 20 people associated with cricket and Nepal T20 League.
On Wednesday, the committee submitted its report to Rakhep’s member secretary, Tanklal Ghising.
The report recommended action by the Nepal Cricket Association as it appears to have disagreed with the regulatory body before making a foreign company or organization its partner.
Section 28(k) of the Sports Act mentions that the consent of the Ministry should be obtained while entering into an agreement with a foreign federation on matters relating to sports. It is mentioned in the report of the inquiry committee that on this basis section 29 of the Sports Development Act will be applicable.
A sports association not complying with the provisions of section 28 will be liable for action ranging from suspension for a specified period, dissolution of the executive committee to cancellation of registration of the association.
‘ When we investigated, we found Cain’s weakness in this. We have suggested that the Can Working Committee may be suspended under section 29.
CAN had an agreement with the controversial Indian company Seven Three Sports for the Nepal T20 League as a commercial and strategic partner with the right to conduct the tournament.
Permission was taken for this agreement from the Can General Assembly held in Dhangarhi last year. The police has made it public that Jatin Ahuwalia and Abhishek Saklani, CEO of SevenThree, the company that has the rights to conduct the tournament, are directly involved in spot-fixing during the tournament.
The day it was proved that Cain’s fellow foreign organization was involved in betting and fixing, Rakhep’s inquiry committee issued a report that action should be taken against the Nepal Cricket Association contracted with that organisation.
Rakhep’s inquiry committee has also suggested that the contract with Seven Three Sports may be directed to be terminated forthwith.
As per the Sports Law, the official body to investigate the possibility of fixing due to suspicious and unnatural activities in the competition is being conducted by the CIB of Nepal Police, the committee suggested to assist the police investigation.
The report also states that necessary discussions and coordination may be done with relevant agencies and the ICC.
Although Nepal’s regulatory body Rakhep’s inquiry committee has suggested intervention, it will be a challenge for Rakhep to initiate the process of action against the Nepal Cricket Association, which has to act according to its own laws and those of the International Cricket Council. Is. (ICC).
Earlier in 2015, after allegations of corruption were leveled against the Cain Working Committee, Rakhep formed the Cain Ad-Hoc Committee under the chairmanship of Ramesh Silwal. At that time, Cain was suspended by the ICC due to the interference of the government.
The suspension on Cain was completely lifted last May after nearly six years.
Rakhep’s member secretary Tanklal Ghising told that appropriate decision will be taken after discussing the committee’s report in the Rakhep executive committee meeting.
The committee has not only said that section 29 of the Act will be invoked. ICC has also been asked to make necessary coordination. After discussion with all concerned, the Executive Committee will take an appropriate decision.