Sports : A shameful case is coming to the fore in the sports world. A cricketer was accused of raping a minor and an arrest warrant has also been issued against him. This incident is from Nepal. This star cricketer is the captain of the Nepal team, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Along with this, the Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) has also suspended Sandeep by issuing an order on Thursday (September 8). He has been accused of raping a 17-year-old minor girl in a hotel. A court has also issued an arrest warrant against Sandeep.
Sandeep Lamichhane to return from Caribbean Premier League
Nepal Cricket Association has also issued a press release. Let us tell you that a 17-year-old girl has accused Sandeep of rape in a police station in Kathmandu. Sandeep was in the West Indies and playing the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) when the allegation was made. Now that the arrest warrant was issued, Sandeep has been ordered to return to the country immediately.
22-year-old Sandeep is playing for the Jamaica Tallawahs team in the Caribbean Premier League. But now the team has released Sandeep. Sandeep will return to Nepal soon and will appear in a court in Kathmandu.
Sandeep has to appear before the police
Issuing a statement, Nepal Board Secretary Prashant Vikram Malla said, ‘The decision to suspend Sandeep has been taken in the CAN board meeting. He has been accused of raping a minor. Its investigation is going on. Sandeep has to appear before the Kathmandu Police so that the matter can be properly investigated. Due to this the board has taken this decision against Sandeep.
Sandeep played IPL at the age of 17
Let us tell you that Sandeep is the star player of Nepal. He is the only player in the country who is playing cricket leagues around the world. Sandeep is also the first cricketer from Nepal to play in the IPL. Along with this he is playing in many leagues including Australian Big Bash League, Caribbean Premier League and Lanka Premier League.
Leg spinner Sandeep was first recognized in 2018, when he played IPL for the first time. Then he was only 17 years old. Sandeep was bought by Delhi Daredevils for Rs 20 lakh. Sandeep played 9 matches in IPL, taking 13 wickets. In international cricket, Sandeep has taken 85 wickets in 44 T20 matches for the Nepal team.