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Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of raping a minor

By Akanksha - December 29, 2023 11:32 PM

The former captain of Nepal's cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane, was found guilty on Friday of sexually assaulting a juvenile.

Following the end of the last hearings, which began on Sunday, a single bench of Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal issued the ruling on Friday, as reported by the Kathmandu Post. Lamichhane was found guilty of rape on Friday by the Kathmandu District Court.

The paper stated that the player's jail sentence would be decided at the next hearing.

Nepal cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane convicted of raping a minor

The Kathmandu district court's ruling was overturned by a combined bench of Patan High Court judges Dhruvaraj Nanda and Ramesh Dhakal, who agreed to free Lamichhane on a two million rupee bail. Additionally, the 23-year-old was prohibited from leaving the nation until the case's court decision was rendered.

Following their three-wicket defeat to Nepal in February, the players of the Scotland cricket team declined to shake hands with Lamichhane.

As a quiet protest against the spinner's continued presence and participation in the ICC's Cricket World Cup League 2 series, including Namibia, the Scottish players shook hands with every Nepali player, except Lamichhane. Lamichhane had been informed in advance of the demonstration.

When Lamichhane joined the Delhi Capitals in 2018 and made his IPL debut, he became the first cricket player from Nepal to compete in the league.

In addition, the leg-spinner was highly sought-after in other high-profile T20 competitions throughout the globe, including the CPL, the Pakistan Super League (PSL), and the Big Bash League (BBL) in Australia.

He now owns the record for being the third-fastest bowler in the world to reach 50 T20I wickets and the second-fastest bowler in the world to get 50 ODI wickets.

Lamichhane last played for his country in a Twenty20 International match against Kenya in August of this year.

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