KATHMANDU, July 8: Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane is leaving for the United Kingdom to play The Hundred, a professional cricket franchise 100-ball cricket tournament, scheduled to take place in the UK from July 22.
Lamichhane, who will board an aircraft of Turkish Air tonight, has to complete a 10-day quarantine stay after reaching the UK, said his manager Raman Siwakoti.
He will undergo PCR tests twice and will be eligible to play the match if both the tests turn out to be negative for COVID-19.
Oval Invincibles has hired the 20-year-old right-arm leg spin bowler for £ 100,000 to play the match.
Oval Invincibles will take on Manchester Originals in the opening match.
The tournament originally scheduled for last year got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lamichhane is slated to play Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the match, said Siwakoti.