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CIAA gives ‘clean chit’ to ANFA prez Thapa

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The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has given ‘clean chit’ to the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa.

CIAA puts those cases on hold in which it doesn’t find sufficient proof. “It is a type of clean chit as the proofs gathered amid the examination was insufficient to charge the accused authorities,” a source at the CIAA said.

CIAA spokesperson Begendra Sharma confirmed the case had been kept on hold. “We have chosen to put the case on hold and it can be re-opened at whatever point we get proof,” Sharma said.

According to the decision of CIAA reached at on February 6, the anti-graft body has cleared Thapa of any crime and put the ‘case on hold until further notice’.

Thapa, who was charged of abusing Rs 580m by the Public Accounts Committee following the appeal filed by ANFA Vice-presidents Karma Tshiring Sherpa and Bijay Narayan Manandhar, had stepped aside giving the obligation to senior Vice-president Lalit Krishna Shrestha.

In the meantime, the CIAA instructed the ANFA to plan and implement the guidelines to operate Players Welfare Fund, execute the financial bylaws according to the Public Procurement Act within three months.

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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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