The situation of Nepal cricket never seems to be heading towards a positive path due to the current Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) board being in a suspended state by ICC.
And now in the latest turn of events, ICC has come down hard on the private T20 league, TVS Everest Premier League (EPL) by deeming it an unsanctioned event as its not approved by ICC.
An e-mail letter sent to the ICC governance committee for Nepal Cricket from Clive Hitchcock (Senior Cricket Operations Manager, ICC) and Nigel Mascarenhas (Development and Cricket Operations Officer, ICC) states that the Nepal national players be barred from participating in the upcoming 2017/2018 EPL event, scheduled to be held from Dec 18th – Dec 30th, 2017 at Tribhuvan University Ground in Kirtipur, Nepal.
As CAN is suspended by ICC, all events or matches that will be held in Nepal must be sanctioned/approved by International Cricket Council for national players to take part in. ICC has similarly disapproved the Asian Premier League competition as well, which was held few months earlier in Kathmandu.
ICC has advised against giving No Objection Certificate (NOC’s) to national players to take part in the competition.
To view the e-mail, click here