Asia Cup: Lamichhane leaves for Pakistan to play against Pakistan and India
Rape-accused cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has left for Pakistan on Monday to play Asia Cup.
National Sports Council member-secretary Tanka Lal Ghising bid farewell to cricketer Lamichhane from the Tribhuvan International Airport.
The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) said that he will reach Pakistan via Doha of Qatar.
The Nepali team had left for Pakistan on August 22 to take part in the Asia Cup to be held in Pakistan and Sri Lanka from August 30 to September 17.
The final hearing of Lamichhane’s case was scheduled for Sunday but it was deferred until September 7 due to some reasons.
A 17-member team will be led by Rohit Paudel.
Along with Captain Paudel, Asif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalita Rajbansi, Bhim Sarki, Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee and Sandeep Lamichhane are in the team.
Similarly, the CAN has included Karan KC, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Pratish GC, Kishor Mahato, Sandeep Jora, Arjun Saud and Shyam Dhakal in the team.
Nepal are playing the Asia Cup for the first time.
Nepal and Pakistan will play in the inaugural match while Nepal will play against Indian in the second match in Sri Lanka.
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