Nepal’s star all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee and spinning sensation Sandeep Lamichhane will be playing Global T20 Canada 2023. Airee and Lamichhane both were picked via draft last night by Montreal Tigers and Surrey Jaguars, respectively.
Dipendra Singh Airee is set to play the foreign franchise league for the first time in his career. Airee is the most successful and only player to reach 1000+ runs feat in T20I.
Lamichhane, on the other hand, has played GT20 Canada in both previous editions- once for Montreal Tigers and next for Toronto Nationals.
Lamichhane’s team consists of star players like Alex Hales, Iftikhar Ahmad, Jason Beherendorff, and Litton Das. Similarly, Airee will play alongside Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russel, Chris Lynn, and Carlos Brathwaite.
The third edition of GT20 Canada will be played between July 20 to August 6.
Sompal Kami also played in the first edition of the tournament and won the title with Vancouver Knights. Winnipeg Hawks won the second edition.
Both Airee and Lamichhane are with Nepal’s national cricket team in Zimbabwe for the World Cup Qualifier starting on 18th June.