Cricketer Sandeep to play ICC T20 World Cup

KATHMANDU, JUNE 10 : Nepali cricket team’s spinner, Sandeep Lamichhane, is set to play matches held in the West Indies under the ICC T20 World Cup cricket. Sandeep will participate in matches against South Africa and Bangladesh, as stated in a press release issued by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) today.

Sandeep is going to play in the tournament as a member of the Nepali national cricket team. Earlier, the CAN had released Sandeep 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 also lifted the suspension imposed on him from cricket activities. According to CAN secretary Paras Khadka, Sandeep has been included in the Nepali team, with young bowler Pratish GC kept as a ‘traveling reserve’.

“Although Sandeep 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.”