Both Namibia and Scotland have additionally issued press statements which have hinted at – however stopped nicely wanting expressing – unease over the choice.
CAN introduced the squad on Friday. Two days earlier than that, Cricket Scotland had mentioned it was “aware of the reports regarding the legal status of Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane, ahead of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 Qualifiers”. “As a governing body, and as a squad, Cricket Scotland stands firmly against all forms of abuse, which have no place in modern society,” it mentioned. “The player’s availability for these games is a matter for the Cricket Association of Nepal and the ICC to consider.”
Their counterparts at Cricket Namibia mentioned that the board “strongly opposes all forms of gender-based violence, discrimination and abuse”.
Lamichhane was taken into custody after he landed in Kathmandu in October final yr, responding to an arrest warrant issued towards him in September. At the time of the warrant, Lamichhane was collaborating within the Caribbean Premier League for Jamaica Tallawahs.
His suspension was revoked after he was granted bail by courtroom, on the situation that he couldn’t go away the nation till a verdict had been reached within the case.
Nepal squad: Rohit Paudel (capt), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Gyanendra Malla, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Sundeep Jora, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gulshan Jha, Bhim Sharki, Surya Tamang
Travelling reserves: Aarif Sheikh, Pratish GC, Shyam Dhakal, Arjun Saud
Source web site: www.espncricinfo.com