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National cricket players to receive their long overdue salary

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KATHMANDU- National cricket players will get their salary that had been denied following an International Cricket Council ban on the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) over a dispute over electing its new leadership.

The ICC has agreed to provide two years of salary (2017 and 2018) to the players on the initiatives of the National Sports Council (NSC), said NSC’s member secretary Keshab Kumar Bista. “We have initiated in this process. The ICC has agreed to this subject. We have sent the players to the ICC after an agreement. The ICC categorized players will get their salary within some weeks,” he said to Rastriya Samachar Samiti.

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The ICC had banned the CAN in 2073 B.S. following its involvement in disputes over picking its new leadership.

The NSC will coordinate the salary distribution, said manager for the national cricket team Raman Siwakoti. The ICC categorized players in Group ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’, according to which the salary will be distributed.

Group ‘A’ categorised players were entitled to a monthly salary of Rs 35,000 each. Likewise, players grouped ‘B’ were entitled to a monthly salary of Rs 25,000 each, and group ‘C’ categorised players a monthly salary of Rs 15,000 each.

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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.

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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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