New Delhi. Where on one hand the captain of Nepal cricket team Sandeep Lamichhane has been embroiled in controversies. Actually, a girl from Nepal has accused him of rape. Nepal local police gave this information on the matter on Thursday. The girl who has accused Sandeep of rape is actually a 17-year-old minor.
The teenage girl alleged in a First Information Report (FIR) lodged with Gaushala Mahanagar Police Circle on Tuesday that 22-year-old Lamichhane had done this ghastly act with her in a hotel about three weeks ago.
At the same time, Sandeep Lamichhane said on the complaint of rape, “I am innocent. I have decided to take leave from CPL and go back to my country within a few days. I am also ready to face all these baseless allegations.
“I am innocent. I’ve decided to take a leave from CPL and go back to my country within a few days. I am ready to face all these baseless captain,” says Nepali national cricket team Captain Sandeep Lamichhane on a rape complaint against him https://t.co/RoEKqbceEX pic.twitter.com/fLByBxHU1d
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On the other hand, according to the case registered with the police circle, Lamichhane allegedly took the girl to various places in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur on August 21. He raped her the same night in a hotel in Kathmandu. The police, however, said that it is collecting other evidence, including CCTV footage, in connection with the incident.
On the matter, the police said that nothing can be said without proper investigation. It is worth noting that Lamichhane is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). He is the first player from Nepal to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). He made all the headlines in 2018 by making his debut for the Delhi Capitals franchise.
Along with this, Lamichhane has also recently been appointed as the captain of the Nepal national cricket team. In a local media report, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) said that Lamichhane denied the allegations and claimed that he was completely innocent.
If we look at the records, Sandeep Lamichhane has played 30 ODIs and 44 T20 Internationals for Nepal. He has taken 69 and 85 wickets respectively during this period. He has also taken 5 wickets in an innings twice in ODIs, while 5 wickets in an innings once in T20Is.