Sandeep Lamichhane named in Nepal squad for Scotland, Namibia tri-series

Sandeep Lamichhane has been picked in Nepal’s 14-man squad for the tri-series in opposition to Scotland and Namibia. The choice was broadly anticipated as soon as the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) had lifted its suspension of the participant and included him in a coaching camp for the sequence. Lamichhane is presently out on bail, although going through fees of sexual coercion of one other individual.

His impending choice and inclusion within the coaching camp had led to protests final weekend, with requires a boycott of the tri-series. Both the visiting sides concerned within the tri-series have points statements which have hinted at – however stopped nicely wanting expressing – unease over the choice.

CAN introduced the squad on their Twitter feed on Friday. On Wednesday, Cricket Scotland stated 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. 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 stated solely that the board “strongly opposes all forms of gender-based violence, discrimination and abuse.”

When Lamichhane’s suspension was revoked by CAN, Britant Khanal, the board’s normal supervisor advised ESPNcricinfo that it was on the situation that Lamichhane would “respect the limitation prescribed” by the court docket that granted him bail in January this 12 months. If Nepal have been to journey exterior the nation, Lamichhane’s participation would rely upon whether or not the court docket gave him permission for it or not. Lamichhane was taken into custody after he landed in Kathmandu in October final 12 months, responding to an arrest warrant issued in opposition to him in September. At the time of the warrant, Lamichhane was taking part within the Caribbean Premier League for Jamaica Tallawahs.

His suspension was revoked after he was granted bail by court docket, on the situation that he couldn’t go away the nation till a verdict had been reached within the case.

The tri-series is a part of the ICC’s Cricket World Cup League 2 and is ready to be performed in Kirtipur ranging from February 14.

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

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