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Sandeep Lamichhane Cleared to Play in T20 World Cup

Sandeep Lamichhane Cleared to Play in T20 World Cup

2024 May 15, 22:55, Kathmandu

Nepalese cricket sensation Sandeep Lamichhane has been granted clearance to participate in the upcoming T20 World Cup after being acquitted of all charges in a high-profile rape case that had cast a shadow over his career and personal life.

The 23-year-old leg-spinner's journey to the T20 World Cup had been fraught with uncertainty and legal challenges following allegations of sexual assault leveled against him earlier this year. Lamichhane, who had vehemently denied the accusations from the outset, found himself embroiled in a legal battle that threatened to derail his aspirations of representing his country on the international stage.

However, the clouds of uncertainty have now lifted for Lamichhane, as a court verdict has exonerated him of any wrongdoing in the case, paving the way for his inclusion in Nepal's squad for the prestigious T20 tournament. The ruling marks a significant milestone in Lamichhane's career, allowing him to focus once again on his passion for cricket and fulfill his dream of competing at the highest level.

In a statement released shortly after the court's decision, Lamichhane expressed his relief and gratitude to those who stood by him during the tumultuous period. "I am deeply grateful for the unwavering support of my family, friends, and fans throughout this ordeal. The truth has prevailed, and I am thankful to the judiciary for delivering a just verdict," Lamichhane remarked.

The news of Lamichhane's acquittal has been met with a mixture of jubilation and relief among cricket enthusiasts and supporters, who had eagerly awaited a resolution to the legal proceedings. With his innocence now established, Lamichhane's focus can shift back to his cricketing endeavors, as he prepares to represent Nepal on the global stage in the T20 World Cup.

Lamichhane's inclusion in Nepal's squad for the T20 World Cup is expected to inject a fresh sense of optimism and confidence into the team, as they aim to make a mark on the global cricketing landscape. Renowned for his talent and skill with the ball, Lamichhane's presence is set to bolster Nepal's bowling attack and provide a crucial edge in their quest for success in the tournament.

As the cricketing world gears up for the spectacle of the T20 World Cup, all eyes will be on Sandeep Lamichhane as he seeks to showcase his prowess on the field and leave behind the trials of the past. With the support of his fans and the backing of his teammates, Lamichhane is poised to make a memorable impact in the tournament and reaffirm his status as one of Nepal's brightest cricketing talents.


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