KATHMANDU — The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent a written notice to Nepal’s sport authorities, including the suspended Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), to prepare for Nepal’s match with the Netherlands in the World Cricket League Championship scheduled for August.
The ICC on June 4 sent a letter to CAN’s Election Committee, Ad hoc Committee, National Sports Council and CAN Chief Executive Officer Bhawana Ghimire to embark on preparation for the match to be held with the Netherlands on August 13 and 15, CAN sources said.
CAN CEO Ghimire has been entrusted with the responsibility to coordinate at local level as part of the preparation of the Championship, the letter states.
It is also noted that the ICC will bear the expenses of the Nepali squad during the trip to and from the Netherlands.
The global cricket governing body has stopped providing funds to Nepal since 2014.
The ICC has assigned coach Jagat Tamata and skipper Paras Khadka to select the team members for the match.
4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs
SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.
Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.
The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.
The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.Follow @gorkhapost