MY KOLKATA EDUGRAPH
ADVERTISEMENT
regular-article-logo Monday, 27 May 2024

High Court in Nepal acquits Sandeep Lamichhane of rape charges, available for T20 World Cup selection

The 23-year-old faced eight years of imprisonment and half a million rupee fine handed over by a district court after being found guilty of rape in 2022

PTI Kathmandu Published 15.05.24, 08:26 PM
Sandeep Lamichhane

Sandeep Lamichhane File picture

Sandeep Lamichhane, the globally recognised cricketer from Nepal, has been acquitted of rape charges by Patan High Court in Nepal and is now available to play all forms of domestic and international matches, country's cricket board said in a press release on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old faced eight years of imprisonment and half a million rupee fine handed over by a district court after being found guilty of rape in 2022.

ADVERTISEMENT

Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) president Chatur Bahadur Chand said in a press release that "Honourable High Court of Patan has found Lamichhane innocent and his suspension from domestic and international cricket is lifted." Leg-spinner Lamichhane has so far played 51 ODIs and 52 T20Is for Nepal with 112 and 98 wickets to his credit.

He has also played in IPL for Delhi Capitals, in Big Bash League for Hobart Hurricanes and for Surrey Jaguars in 'The Hundred'. He last played for Nepal in November in a T20I match against Oman at Kirtipur.

Lamichhane's acquittal means that he will be available to play for Nepal in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas.

Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by The Telegraph Online staff and has been published from a syndicated feed.

Follow us on:
ADVERTISEMENT