Nepal Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane Says He Will Return Home Following Sexual Assault Charges

Former Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane, who was recently charged with sexual assault by a minor, hopes to return to his country as soon as possible. Lamichhane is still at large as the Nepalese police start a process to issue an Interpol warrant for his arrest. For the second time on Facebook since filing a case of sexual assault by a minor, the former national cricketer reiterated that he must return to Nepal “at an appropriate time”.

It has been 19 days since a warrant for his arrest was issued by the Kathmandu court.

“I am lucky enough to be a part of the national cricket team at the age of 16. It was not something that could be earned by my little hard work. I have always moved forward with the desire to make Nepal’s name high in the cricket world. I am proud to make the name Nepal known through my hard work,” he said.

Furthermore, Lamichhane added: “I learned about the complaint filed against me and the false allegation of rape. This has affected and damaged not only my mental health, but also my physical health.”

Speaking of his mental distress, he stated that he is currently in isolation without stating his whereabouts: “All these things affected me mentally on the one hand and on the other I had to go through a physical illness. So I decided to keep myself in isolation for a while”, he said.

However, Lamichhane has been out of touch with both the police and the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) lately. The arrest warrant issued in his name and the complaint against him that went public have exhausted him mentally, he said.

“I have been mentally and physically affected by the portrayal of a criminal based on false accusations, I have returned to normal on the advice of doctors and my health is gradually improving and I intend to return to Nepal as soon as possible to defend the false charge against me.”


A girl, 17, filed a case accusing Lamichhane of taking her to various places in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur all day on Aug. 21 and taking her to a hotel in Sinamangal in Kathmandu, where she was sexually assaulted the same night. .

Lamicchane has represented Nepal in 30 ODIs and 44 T20Is, taking 69 and 85 wickets in both formats respectively. He is a spin bowler.

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