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Sandeep Lamichhane Biography: Age, IPL, Rape, News, Networth

Sandeep Lamichhane is a cricketer from Nepal who used to lead the national team. He’s known for his right-handed leg spin bowling. Lamichhane has played for different Twenty20 teams worldwide, like the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). In ODIs and T20Is, he holds the record for taking the most wickets for Nepal.

Sandeep Lamichhane Biography

Date of Birth Aug 02, 2000
Age 24 Years
Birth Place Aruchour, Nepal
Residence Aruchour, Nepal
Country Nepal
Profession Cricketer
Education Graduated
Father Chander Narayan Lamichhane
Mother Kopila Devi
Nationality Nepalese
Siblings (will update soon)
Brother (will update soon)
Religion Hinduism
Spouse (will update soon)
Horoscope Leo
Weight 65 KG
Height 5 feet 7 inches
Net Worth (will update soon)
Category Sports Players and Athletes

Physical Status

Height (approx.) 5 Feet 6 inches
Weight (approx.) 55kg
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Black

Sandeep Lamichhane Family

Father Chander Narayan Lamichhane
Mother Kopila Devi
Brother Mohan Lamichhane
Sister Indu Lamichhane Neupane

Personal Information

Marital Status Unmarried
Wife N/A
Girlfriend/ Affairs N/A

Sandeep Lamichhane sentenced to eight years in jail for rape

Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is now facing the possibility of an eight-year jail term. The Kathmandu District Court, as reported by The Kathmandu Post, delivered this verdict on Wednesday (January 10) with Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal presiding over a single bench.

In September 2022, the victim filed a case against Lamichhane, accusing him of rape in August 2021. After months of trial and investigation, Lamichhane was convicted on December 29, 2023. The decision on the length of the punishment was set to be announced on January 10, 2024.

The case had its twists and turns, especially when the court dismissed the victim’s initial assertion of being a minor at the time of the incident. Lamichhane, the leg-spinner, was arrested upon returning from the 2022 Caribbean Premier League. In response, he appealed to the high court, challenging the district court’s decision to send him to the Sundhara-based Central Jail.

The trial and investigation persisted, and during this time, Lamichhane faced restrictions on his movements. He couldn’t travel abroad and had to inform the police beforehand if he wanted to leave Kathmandu. However, there was a brief respite for Lamichhane when the Supreme Court ruled in his favor, resulting in the lifting of these restrictions. This allowed Lamichhane to resume playing cricket, representing Nepal and participating in franchise leagues throughout 2023.

Sandeep Lamichhane Early Life

Sandeep Lamichhane was born in Aruchaur, Syangja, Nepal. Since he was a kid, he looked up to Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar and Australian bowler Shane Warne as his cricketing heroes. To pursue his passion, he moved to the Chitwan district and started training at the Chitwan Cricket Academy, which is overseen by former captain Raju Khadka. Lamichhane’s talent was first noticed by Nepal’s coach, Pubudu Dasanayake, when he was just 14. After showcasing his skills in the nets, he got selected for the National under-19 training camp.

Sandeep Lamichhane Career

Early Career

  • On 16 April,2016 Lamichhane made his List A cricket debut in 2015-2017 ICC World Cricket League Championship against Namibia.
  • In September 2016, He received a letter from former Australian captain Michael Clarke, inviting him to play at the Sydney-based Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.
  • In 2017, ACC Under-19 Asia Cup, he took bowling figures of 5/8 and was named the Man of the Match.

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Sandeep Lamichhane International Career

  • In January 2018, He was named in Nepal’s squad for 2018 ICC world Cricket League Division Two tournament.
  • In February 2018, International Cricket Council (ICC) named as Lamichhane as one of the ten players to watch ahead of the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier Tournament.
  • In May 2018, he was added to the ICC Rest of the World XI team.
  • In July 2018, He made his T20I debut for Nepal against Netherlands in the third match of the 2018 MCC Tri-Nation Series.
  • In October 2018, he was named in Nepal’s squad in the Eastern sub-region group for the 2018-19 ICC
  • World Twenty20 Asia Qualifier tournament.
  • On 6 November 2019, he made his first-class debut for Nepal against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).
  • In December 2021, he was announced as the new captain of the Nepal National team by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).
  • In April 2023, he became the fastest bowler to complete 100 one day international wickets in-terms of matches (42).
  • In October 2023, he decided to rest for the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I tournament hosted by Nepal.

Cricket Debut

ODI Debut 1 August 2018 vs Netherland
T20 Debut 31 May 2018 vs West Indies

Awards and Honours

  • NNIPA Best Youth Player of the Year (2017).
  • NCCS-CPAN Cricketer of the Year (2018).
  • ICC Men’s Player of the Month for September (2021).

Sandeep Lamichhane Controversy

  • On 6th September 2022, A 17-years old girl filled a complaint accusing Lamichhane of raping her on the night of 21 August in a hotel room in Kathmandu.
  • On 8th September, Kathmandu District Court authorised the arrest of Lamichhane for further investigation. Consequently, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) suspended him from the national team.
  • On 6th October 2022, he turned himself in to Nepal Police and was taken into custody. After 4 days, he gets remanded for seven days for police investigation.
  • On 2nd January 2023, he got orders to release on bail of Rs 2 million.
  • On 29th December 2023, the Kathmandu District Court convicted him of raping a girl by taking advantage of her financial condition. Judge Shishir Raj Dhakal’s courtroom will conduct a separate hearing to decide on the imprisonment term, as well as fines or compensation that maybe imposed on Lamichhane on 10 January.
  • The court, has determine that the girl Lamichhane raped is not a minor.
  • On 31st December 2023, he was found guilty in a Nepalese court.
  • His BBL and other T20 tournament licences and visa were immediately suspended.

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