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Sandeep Lamichhane arrives in Caribbean to play the T20 World Cup

Sandeep Lamichhane has arrived in Caribbean to play the last two T20 World Cup matches on Monday.

The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) confirmed the arrival of Sandeep Lamichhane via the social media.

Lamichhane was denied the US visa twice, which prevented him from participating in the initial stages of the T20 World Cup. However, CAN confirmed that he is now in the Caribbean and will play in Nepal’s two league-stage games in the West Indies.

Lamichhane announced on social media that he is already in the Caribbean. He also expressed gratitude to CAN President Chatur Bahadur Chand and Secretary Paras Khadka for their efforts in making this possible. He has replaced Pratish GC in the team who will now be with the team as a travelling reserve.

Nepal suffered a narrow defeat against the Netherlands in their first game. They will play against Sri Lanka on June 12 and then fly to the Caribbean for the next couple of games.

Sandeep played a crucial role in helping Nepal grab a spot in the T20 World Cup after a decade. He took nine wickets during the T20 World Cup Asia Qualifiers, emerging as Nepal’s leading wicket-taker. In the crucial semifinal match against the UAE, he delivered an outstanding spell of 4-1-14-2.

His visa was denied on May 22 and again on May 30, sparking protests in Kathmandu.