CAN Agrees to Send Sandeep to America for World Cup Participation

the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has decided to reinstate Sandeep Lamichhane and is considering sending him to America for the upcoming T20 World Cup. This decision comes in the wake of Lamichhane’s recent acquittal in a high-profile rape case.

Following deliberations among association officials, a consensus has been reached to lift Lamichhane’s suspension and explore his inclusion in the national cricket team for the prestigious tournament set to take place in America and the West Indies from June 1 to 29.

A CAN official announced, “The suspension will be lifted today. After that, we send Sandeep to America, finalizing the technical arrangements.”

Sandeep Lamichhane, a prominent figure in Nepali cricket, was acquitted by the High Court after the District Court Kathmandu’s verdict in the rape case against him was overturned. The joint bench of Judges Sudarsan Dev Bhatta and Anju Dhakal declared Lamichhane not guilty, citing lack of substantial evidence regarding the victim’s age and coercion allegations.

Initially sentenced to 8 years in prison by the district court, Lamichhane had steadfastly maintained his innocence and appealed the decision, seeking justice through the higher court.

Upon his acquittal, Lamichhane expressed profound relief, stating, “Justice has finally prevailed after a prolonged legal battle. I reaffirm my trust in the judicial system and am determined to move forward positively.”

The Nepal Cricket Association had suspended Lamichhane following the district court’s ruling, but with his exoneration, plans are underway to reintegrate him into the national team for the World Cup campaign.


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