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Nepali cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane guilty of rape: Kathmandu court upheld the charges; The case took place in September 2022


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23 year old Sandeep Lamichhane is the former captain of Nepal cricket team.

Former captain of Nepal cricket team Sandeep Lamichhane has been found guilty of rape. He was found guilty of rape by the Kathmandu District Court. The court also told that the victim was not a minor at the time of the crime. His age was more than 18 years. Earlier it was believed that the girl was 17 years old.

Judge Sudhir Raj Dhakal, in a single judge bench hearing, found all the allegations against Lamichhane true. The 23-year-old cricketer has not been sentenced yet, he may be sentenced in the first week of January next year.

The case took place in September 2022
A rape case was registered against Sandeep Lamichhane in September 2022. An arrest warrant was issued against him during the Caribbean Premier League in the West Indies. As soon as Sandeep reached Nepal, he was arrested by the Kathmandu Police.

The lower court asked him to be interrogated by keeping him in police custody but the Supreme Court overturned the decision to keep him in custody. During the hearing, Lamichhane continued playing cricket for Nepal after getting bail.

Scotland players did not shake hands
Despite the allegations, Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) gave permission to Sandeep Lamichhane to play international cricket. However, he was stripped of the captaincy of the team.

After the Scotland-Nepal match in February 2023, Scotland players did not shake hands with Lamichhane. The players had said that their team would not shake hands with a player guilty of rape.

Scotland players did not shake hands with Sandeep Lamichhane in February 2023 due to rape allegations.

Scotland players did not shake hands with Sandeep Lamichhane in February 2023 due to rape allegations.

Took more than 200 wickets for Nepal
Sandeep Lamichhane has played 51 ODIs and 52 T20s for Nepal. The right arm leg spinner bowler took 112 wickets in ODIs and 98 wickets in T-20s during this period.

Has taken 13 wickets in IPL
Sandeep has played for Delhi Capitals team in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Delhi made him a part of their team in the 2018 IPL. He has taken 13 wickets in 9 IPL matches.

Right-arm bowler Lamichhane was sold at the base price of Rs 20 lakh in IPL.

Right-arm bowler Lamichhane was sold at the base price of Rs 20 lakh in IPL.

Has taken 206 wickets in 144 T-20s
Sandeep has played for 23 different teams in his 5-year cricket career. He is the first Nepali cricketer to participate in different franchise leagues of the world.
Sandeep has played a total of 144 T-20s in different leagues and tournaments including leagues around the world. In this he has taken 206 wickets. He has three wickets in first class cricket and 158 wickets in List-A.

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