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ANFA reinstates suspended officials

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KATHMANDU — The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Wednesday reinsted four suspended officials after the world football governing body FIFA directed it to do so and hold fresh elections at the earliest.

ANFA reinstated VPs Karma Chhiring Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai and Member Pankaj Nembang who were suspended on September 28 last year accusing them of acting against the organisation’s leadership from the executive committee led by Ganesh Thapa.

The ANFA Executive Committee would now hold another meeting soon incorporating the reinstated officials and it would decide a date for the elections to elect the new Executive Committee as per FIFA’s May 10 directive.

The national football governing body is in crisis after FIFA’s ethics committee imposed a 10-year ban on ANFA President Ganesh Thapa on corruption charges. The ban was effective from April 16 last  year.

Meanwhile, Mani Kunwar, Bir Bahadur,Santosh Baniya and Khadka, who were promoted to the positions of Vice-President on the same day resigned Wednesday itself.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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