Kuala Lumpur, Sept 24
Nepali umpires and scores now will be able to officiate in the domestic leagues in Malaysia with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cricket Umpires and Scorers Association of Nepal (CUSAN) and Malaysian Cricket Association (MCA) for an exchange program. An agreement to this effect was signed today amid a program in Kuala Lumpur of Malaysia on the sidelines of the ongoing International Cricket Council (ICC) Men’s Cricket World Cup Challenge League A.
MCA president Mahinda Vallipuram and president of CUSAN Buddhi Bahadur Pradhan signed the agreement today for the respective side. Chief operating officer Dinesh Mutthuraman and Durga Nath Subedi, executive member of CUSAN, signed the agreement papers as the witness of the respective side. As per the agreement, upcoming and qualified umpires and scorers of Nepal will traveling to Malaysia to officiate in Malaysian domestic leagues while Malaysian cricket umpires and scorers will come to Nepal to officiate in Nepali domestic cricket matches.
Speaking on the occasion MCA president Vallipuram said, “MCA has always been close to Nepal cricket and this agreement is the first step towards bilateral cooperation between the two countries. MCA is committed to give exposure not only to the players but also the match officials.” Mr. Vallipuram, also the associate member director of ICC, lauding the cricket culture in Nepal said that with the exchange program, the opportunities for qualified umpires and scorers of both the countries would be provided.
CUSAN president Mr. Pradhan said, “This is the first formal exchange program of umpires and scorers between two associate countries and will be an example for the rest to give exposure and opportunity to qualified officials.”
As per the agreement, the tournaments and leagues for the exchange will be identified by the respective sides and the match officials nominated then after. The exchange program will start from 2019 until termination by mutual consensus or another agreement.