Nepal’s national team cricketer Sandeep Lamichane was arrested on rape charges last year. Thus he was banned from all forms of cricket by the Nepal Cricket Board. However, recently the Nepal Cricket Board has softened their tone. Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has lifted the ban on Lamichhane.
Nepal will play a tri-series against Namibia and Scotland at home. And through this series, Lamichane is going to return to 22 yards. CAN General Manager Britanth Khanal informed about Lamichhan’s return to the field. According to ESPN Cricinfo sources, Khanal’s statement is known. Lamichane will be able to play in the upcoming tri-series only after complying with the court order. Khanal said Lamichane has been allowed to play in the tri-nation series in the sense that ‘Lamichane will obey the order given by the court.
He was the captain of Nepal national team before his arrest. Meanwhile, this leg spinner is still blocked even after getting permission to play the tri-nation series. If Nepal goes on a tour, Lamichane will have to look towards the court. Only the former captain of the team can go on any tour with the team if the court allows it.
The cricketer was accused of raping a 17-year-old girl last September. But the day after the incident, Lamichane left the country to play in the CPL. After that, when he returned home in October, he was arrested by the police. A court in the country also ordered him to be sent to prison in early November. The former captain was released on bail last January.
Note that this Nepalese cricketer started his career brilliantly at a young age. Lamichane soon caught the attention of cricket analysts after showing great glimpses in international cricket. He also got a chance in the big franchises of cricket, IPL, BPL, Big Bash, CPL. And he got this opportunity as the only cricketer of Nepal. This Nepalese cricketer has set the precedent of taking 50 ODI wickets as the second fastest bowler in international cricket and 50 T20 wickets as the third fastest bowler.