Sandeep Lamichhane, The captain of the Nepal cricket team has been the biggest name in Nepal Cricket over the last few years. The mystery spinner features in the national team across all formats on a consistent basis, being recently appointed as the skipper of the minnow team.
The 22-year-old has achieved significant Cricketing milestones in his short career so far. Lamichhane features in various prominent T20 leagues across the globe. The list includes India’s Indian Premier League, Australia’s Big Bash League, West Indies Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan’s Pakistan Super League as well as England’s ‘The Hundred’.
The Kathmandu-born left-handed spin bowler has featured in 30 one-day international matches and 44 T20 internationals for Nepal. He has managed to scalp a whopping 69 and 85 wickets in those games respectively. He has been part of 9 IPL games (player of Delhi Capitals.)
Sandeep Lamichhane in trouble:
Meanwhile, A massive development has emerged from Nepal as a rape complaint has been filed against Sandeep Lamichhane. A 17-year-old minor girl has lodged the complaint at the District Police Range Kathmandu. She claimed that she got connected to the 22-year-old through one of her friends before getting sexually harassed by the cricketer in an unknown hotel.
Several police officers from Kathmandu confirmed the development. The victim is now under the supervision of police and has received a mandatory health checkup. There has been no statement from the Nepal cricketer regarding the same. It will be crucial to see how the Cricket Board of Nepal responds to the sensitive issue.
Lamichhane recently flew to the West Indies, to be part of team Jamaica Tallawahs in the ongoing Caribbean Premier League. The left-hander has not featured in any of the first two games of the team so far in the starting phase of the tournament.
Here’s the statement of AIG Rabindra Singh Dhanuk at the Kathmandu Valley Police Office:
“A rape complaint has been filed against Sandeep Lamichhane. It’s a minor complaint, I will give further details regarding this tomorrow. The victim’s health check-up has also been performed this evening,”