The supreme court has rejected Sandeep Lamichhane’s request to travel with the national team in UAE. Sandeep is not included in the squad that will be flying to UAE on Saturday. Nepal is playing the second Tri-Series against UAE and PNG under CWC League 2 from 27th February.
Lamichhane was allowed to play the home Tri-Series against Scotland and Namibia. He was the pick of a bowler for the home team, grabbing 13 wickets from four matches.
The spin sensation, who was accused of raping a minor, was released from jail on a bail of 20 lakhs by the Patan High Court, barring him from going abroad. The case against him is pending in District Court Kathmandu.
Left-arm pacer Pratish GC and young spinner Shyam (Mausam) Dhakal have been included in the national team for the first time. Both were reserve players in the recently concluded series. Aarif Sheikh is also back on the team. Meanwhile, Surya Tamang is also excluded from the team.
Rohit Poudel (captain), Dipendra Singh Airee, Gyanendra Malla, Asif Sheikh, Karan KC, Sompal Kami, Kushal Bhurtel, Lalit Narayan Rajbanshi, Bhim Sarki, Sandeep Jora, Kushal Malla, Shyam (Mausam) Dhakal, Gulshan Jha, Arif Sheikh and Pratish GC.