Sandeep Lamichhane in West Indies to play ICC T20 World Cup

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s former national cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane has reached West Indies to play two matches under the ICC T20 World Cup.

Lamichhane will play against South Africa and Bangladesh to be held in the West Indies, reads a press release issued by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) today.

Lamichhane is going to play the tournament as a member of the Nepali national cricket team. Earlier, the CAN had released Lamichhane from suspension of all kinds of domestic and international cricket activities since May 1.

After being acquitted by the Patan high court’s verdict in the rape case, the cricket association had also lifted suspension imposed on him from cricket activities.

According to CAN secretary Paras Khadka, Lamichhane has been included in the Nepali team keeping young bowler Pratish GC as a ‘traveling reserve’.

“Although Lamichhane has been in Nepal’s official team since May 16 but has not received a US passport, Sandeep will perform in Nepal’s two matches against South Africa and Bangladesh in the West Indies in coordination with the ICC,” the press release stated.

The 2024 Cricket World Cup is being played in the USA and the West Indies. Nepal, who lost their first match against the Netherlands in the US, will play their second match against Sri Lanka in the US on June 12. After the match, the Nepali team will reach the West Indies to play against South Africa and Bangladesh.

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