23 September, Kathmandu
In a resounding show of support and unity within the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), Chatur Bahadur Chand has been unanimously elected as the president for the third time. The announcement took place during the ongoing nomination proceedings held at Everest Hotel, Baneshwor.
Chand’s unanimous re-election, follows his previous stint as CAN’s president, making this his second consecutive term at the helm.
Additionally, Roshan Kumar Singh secured his place as Vice President with unanimous support. Meanwhile, Padam Khadka, was also unanimously elected as Treasurer.
However, the race for the position of secretary promises to be a keenly contested affair. Former national captain Paras Khadka and former Acting Secretary Prashant Bikram Malla will vie for the post, ensuring a competitive and engaging election for this crucial role.
It’s worth noting that the elections were not without their share of drama. Initially, Binayraj Bhandari from Bardiya district had thrown his hat into the ring as a challenger to Chand’s presidency. However, in an unexpected turn of events, Bhandari ultimately withdrew his candidacy.
In an atmosphere of inclusivity and representation, CAN has also welcomed two new members, Shridhar KC from Karnali and Pradeep Majgaiyan from Lumbini. Additionally, Jayanti Devi Bhatt of Darchula, a female member, has been unanimously elected.
As the election process unfolds, there remains fierce competition for the five open membership seats, with a total of 13 candidates vying for these coveted positions. The outcome of this election will significantly shape the future trajectory of cricket in Nepal, and fans and stakeholders alike are eagerly awaiting the final results.