Kathmandu: Organizing an event in the capital, Nepal National and International Players Association (NIPA) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum with suggestions to newly appointed secretary member of National Sports Council, Tanka Lal Ghising.
The six-point memorandum by NNIPA, an umbrella organization of players, has drawn the attention of the newly-appointed general secretary regarding the issues of Nepali players that have not been addressed for long. The association urged the council to properly manage the facilities of education, health, insurance, travel and allowances of players and former players.
The association also appealed to the council to provide an employment opportunity for the winners of South Asian Games and Asian Games within the sports sector after their retirement from the sport.
“Almost all the Nepali players have been deprived even of basic facilities. This has compelled them to leave the country and go for foreign employment,” said legendary athlete Baikuntha Manandar, during the event.
“If such conditions continue then aspirants of the sports sector will be discouraged and we will lack a lot of good players in the future.”
Speaking at the event, Ghising said, “Almost all of the points of the memorandum have been already included in my notes. I will look after those points which I haven’t mentioned, and try to address them as soon as possible.”
Ghising also said that he is ready to cooperate with all the players and stakeholders to ensure the rights of sportspersons.