Boycott Calls Rise In Nepal As Sandeep Lamichhane Prepares For Return | Cricket News

Calls to boycott the occasions to be organized by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) have risen because the cricket regulatory physique permits rape-accused cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane to observe. On Saturday, individuals stood on the protest web site of Maitighar Mandala holding placards questioning the transfer of CAN to induct Lamichhane, who’s out on bail however below Police investigation for allegedly raping a minor, within the workforce. Demonstrators who stood with placards close to the executive centre-Singha Durbar held the placards studying “CAN or CANNOT?” “Are we safe?”

“Gentleman Game or Mentalman Game?” amongst others.

Users have taken social media by storm towards the cricket regulatory physique utilizing #BoycottCAN which has gone viral within the Himalayan nation.

A Twitter consumer talked about the Scotland and Namibian workforce calling them to boycott the sport deliberate for later this month and tweeted “Hello, Cricket Scotland @CSMOA_ and Cricket Namibia @CricketNamibia1, could you please boycott the game with Nepal. Our team includes a rape accused player named Sandip Lamichhane. @CricketNep”

Nepal is about to host a triangular collection below the ICC World Cup League 2 in Kirtipur from February 14-21 that includes Namibia and Scotland. Calls have risen to boycott the video games after Lamichhane was inducted into the workforce for observe which began on Thursday.

Another Twitter consumer wrote, “@CricketNep is a rape enabler! Boycott #CAN. Cricket lovers – boycott the game. @PM_nepal_@cmprachanda as a minister of youth and sports and the PM immediately stop this horror from happening.”

The Nepal cricketer is accused of raping a 17-year-old minor on August 21 final yr and was launched on bail on January 13 by Patan High Court. On Tuesday, the Attorney General’s Office moved the Supreme Court difficult the High Court’s resolution.

An investigation is being performed towards him below Section 219 of the Criminal Code 2074. If the crime towards him stands, he’ll serve a jail time period of 10-12 years. The nationwide cricket governing physique, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), lifted the suspension imposed on the 22-year-old cricketer via its government committee assembly on Tuesday and included him within the 20-member nationwide workforce camp introduced on Thursday.

The CAN had suspended him on September 8 after the Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant.

“Disappointment, rage and anger is all I have and these are actually very sad things to feel when there’s such an idiotic action from a national association to such a sensitive issue. #BoyCottCAN” tweeted a consumer.

On September 8, whereas making public its resolution to droop Lamichhane, it put out a press release saying that “… the CAN work execution committee has decided to suspend Lamichhane in light of the Kathmandu District Court issuing an arrest warrant against him for investigation into a rape charge.”

Back then, it had not tried to downplay the accusation towards Lamichhane by terming it a ‘disciplinary motion’.

But whereas lifting the suspension on February 1, CAN mentioned “Board decided to lift the earlier suspension against former cricket captain Sandeep Lamichhane who was punished for violating discipline”.

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