Sandeep Lamichhane set to join Nepal Squad in West Indies

June 10, 2024
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Sandeep Lamichhane will join the Nepal team in West Indies for the last two league matches.

Sandeep Lamichhane set to join Nepal Squad in West Indies

Sandeep Lamichhane was denied a visa to the United States twice. However, he will join Nepal’s T20 World Cup squad in the West Indies.

The Nepalese government and Cricket Association of Nepal attempted to assist the spin bowler’s second visa application, but were unsuccessful.

In December 2023, the 23-year-old was found guilty of raping an 18-year-old woman, but his conviction was recently overturned.

Sandeep Lamichhane to join Nepali squad against South Africa

Lamichhane missed Nepal’s loss against the Netherlands in Dallas. He will also miss his country’s next game against Sri Lanka, which takes place on Tuesday in Florida.

Nepal will subsequently play group matches against South Africa and Bangladesh in the West Indies, which is co-hosting the event alongside the United States.

“Nepali player Sandeep Lamichhane will leave for the West Indies for the ongoing ICC T20 World Cup to join the Nepali national cricket team,” said CAN secretary Paras Khadka in a statement.

Lamichhane wrote on social media, “I am now joining the national team for the last two matches in the West Indies and looking forward to fulfilling my dreams and the dreams of all cricket fans.”

“I am now joining the national team for the last two matches in the West Indies, and I am looking forward to fulfilling my dreams and the dreams of all cricket fans,” Lamichhane wrote on X, formerly Twitter.

He was arrested in October 2022 on allegations of raping an 18-year-old woman, and the CAN suspended him.

However, after being acquitted by the Patan High Court in May, the player was reinstated by the country’s cricket federation.

Lamichhane’s addition to the Nepal squad must be authorized by the ICC’s Event Technical Committee.

On June 14, Nepal will play South Africa, followed by Bangladesh on June 16.

“To all our fans and people back home everywhere who prayed for me, I’ll forever be grateful for your blessings.”

Lamichhane, Nepal’s former captain and most well-known player, had his visa application to the United States rejected in 2019. At that point, his next game was set for the Caribbean Premier League.

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