Nepal national cricket team captain, Sandeep Lamichhane has been suspended from the team by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). A police complaint has been registered against Lamichhane for an allegation of raping a 17-year-old minor.
CAN’s executive committee decided to suspend the leggie as Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant, two days after the complaint over him. According to the Kathmandu Valley Police Office, the case was filed at the District Police Office, Teku on Tuesday evening.
As per the victim, the incident took place on August 22, the day before the Nepal cricket team’s flight to Kenya. Sandeep currently is in West Indies to play Caribbean Premier League (CPL) representing Jamaica Tallawahs. He left team Nepal after clinching the T20I series 3-2 against Kenya. He was absent in a 3-0 whitewash over the hosts in the One Day series.
Rohit Paudel who is also the vice-captain of the national team is likely to take over the captaincy. Rohit captained Nepal against Kenya in the One Day series in Sandeep’s absence.