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Nepal’s cricketers have ended their boycott after they decided to create an advisory committee that would work hand-in-hand with the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in helping develop cricket in the country.
The committee will consist of a representative from CAN, the country’s sports ministry and sports council, captain Paras Khadka and head coach Pubudu Dassanayake.
“The committee will plan the development of cricket, make suggestions to CAN and then monitor the progress of these plans,” Ashok Nath Pyakuryal, the secretary of CAN, told ESPNcricinfo. “They will look at suggesting ways to develop cricket, restructure domestic cricket in the country and once their recommendations have been submitted to the board, the sports ministry and the sports council will supervise the implementation of these suggestions.”
Khadka noted that he was excited about having a voice in “in the decision-making process”.
“It’s the first time for players to be involved in the decision-making process and it’s a great initiative,” Khadka said. “It will help us create a base for the future and help the next generation of cricketers. The committee will meet regularly and will also be looking at the overall aspects of the game, including administration and finance.”
Khadka added that he now wants the country to adopt a contract system as it will help motivate all the regional players.