Monday, May 27

Sandeep Cleared By ICC To Play At The T20 World Cup

By a Staff Reporter

Kathmandu (HamroKhelkud) – Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane’s path to participate in the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup, scheduled to commence next month in the USA and West Indies, has been cleared.

Following a favorable response from the International Cricket Council (ICC) regarding Sandeep’s inclusion in Nepal’s World Cup squad, the pathway for his participation has been opened. Chatur Bahadur Chand, the president of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), confirmed to HamroKhelkud that the ICC has approved Sandeep’s inclusion in the final squad for the big spectacle.

CAN will now deliberate on the decision to include him in the squad by including him in the preparatory matches in the USA. “The ICC has requested the final squad list by May 24. The pathway for Sandeep to participate in the World Cup is now open. We are preparing to send him to the United States for the first preparatory game scheduled for May 22 in Houston,” stated Chand.

Cricketer Sandeep, who was previously convicted in a rape case by the Kathmandu District Court, was acquitted by the High Court in Patan on Wednesday. Sandeep had filed an appeal against the Kathmandu District Court’s decision in the High Court on February 10, which also permitted him to contest the case outside of prison.

Upon his acquittal, Sandeep’s suspension from playing for the National Cricket Team was lifted by CAN. Since Sandeep’s name was not initially included in the World Cup squad, CAN engaged in discussions with the ICC, leading to a positive outcome on Thursday.

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