Sandeep Lamichhane will travel to Dubai to join Nepal for the final two games of the Cricket World Cup (CWC) League 2 series. Lamichhane has been called up to replace Mousom Dhakal, who was injured in the nets.
In this leg of the series, Nepal will face Papua New Guinea (PNG) and the host UAE, and they have been looking for ways to bring Lamichhane in. Lamichhane is currently out on bail after being charged with sexual coercion of another person. The terms of his bail did not permit him to leave Nepal, but Lamichhane petitioned Nepal’s Supreme Court and was granted permission to travel earlier this week. At that point, the only thing left was for the ICC to approve his inclusion in the squad.
“Sandeep Lamichhane will be travelling to the UAE to join Team Nepal as a replacement for injured Shyam (Mousom) Dhakal, who was injured during net practice. Mousom suffered a shoulder injury while batting in the net practice session on February 28, 2023,” the Cricket Association Nepal (CAN) tweeted on Wednesday.