The ICC has announced that the head of their legal department, David Becker, will examine the events that took place on 26 February in Kathmand, together with David Richardson (ICC General Manager - Cricket) and Ravi Samani (General Manger of the Anti-Corruption and Security Unit).
At the same time they appear to have widened the scope of the investigation, albeit slightly, to cover all aspects of the match. However, rather worryingly, they do not state explicitly that they be considering the effect that the riot and the subsequent match delay had on the outcome of the tournament - an outcome that denied Singapore their right to promotion to Division 4 and further progress along the qualification road to the 2015 World Cup.
The full text of the ICC media release follows.
The ICC has today announced the team to investigate the events surrounding the Pepsi ICC World Cricket League Division 5 match at Tribhuvan University Ground, Kathmandu between home side Nepal and the United States of America (USA).
Led by ICC Head of Legal David Becker the three-person team will also include David Richardson, ICC General Manager - Cricket, and Ravi Sawani, General Manager - Anti-Corruption and Security Unit.
Under the terms of its remit, the investigation will cover all aspects of the match including the calculations of net run-rate, how the match officials reacted and the nature of the security-related issues which arose during the match.
The match, which was interrupted by unruly crowd behaviour, was won by the USA but the subsequent net run-rate calculations meant that Nepal qualified for promotion to Pepsi ICC World League Division 4 along with the USA, just ahead of Singapore.
Under the terms of the ICC security regulations and the disciplinary process related thereto, an independent commissioner, Advocate Ajmalul Hossain QC, has also been appointed to investigate any alleged breaches of security protocols on the part of the tournament host, the Cricket Association of Nepal.
The findings of the investigations will be announced in due course.
“What happened in Nepal was unacceptable and we can be thankful that nobody was hurt through the irresponsible actions of spectators. It is important to establish exactly what happened that day and I am content with how the investigation is progressing,” said ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat.
“The investigation team in place is hugely experienced in the areas of cricket operations, legal affairs and security matters and I have no doubt all the facts will be laid bare,” said Mr Lorgat.
“The safety and security of players, officials and spectators at all our events is our number-one priority. I am pleased in general terms with the good progress we have made in that area recently and, in particular, that the expert recommendations of our security task force were approved at the most recent ICC Board meeting,” he said.