KATHMANDU, February 23 – Sandeep Lamichhane, former captain of the Nepal men’s national cricket team, has filed a petition with the Supreme Court demanding that he be allowed to play international matches.
Lamichhane was previously accused of raping a minor and his case is currently under the jurisdiction of the Kathmandu District Court. Shortly after the police arrested Lamichhane, he was suspended. Subsequently, the Patan High Court delivered a verdict to release Lamichhane on bail of Rs 2,000,000. He then returned to the pitch and is currently playing in a triangular series against Scotland and Namibia.
According to the court order, Lamichhane is not allowed to leave Nepal unless the case against him is settled.
Soon, the Nepali team is scheduled to play in the United Arab Emirates and as of now, Lamichhane is not allowed to travel abroad.