KATHMANDU, March 1: Former captain of the Nepali national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane has flown to the UAE for tomorrow’s match under the ICC World Cup League-2 involving the UAE, Papua New Guinea and Nepal. Earlier, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) made preparations to send Lamichhane to the UAE by this evening.
Speaking to Republica, Lamichhane's lawyer Saroj Krishna Ghimire said that the cricketer caught a 3 PM flight to the UAE. He said, "The court procedures were over by around 1 o'clock. Then Sandeep went to the airport. A CAN member has also gone with him. Sandeep will play tomorrow's match.”
Lamichhane could not go along with the team on Saturday as a Patan High Court order had restricted him from traveling outside the country while releasing him from judicial custody on a bail of Rs 2 million. But, on Monday, a joint bench of Supreme Court Justices Sapana Pradhan Malla and Kumar Chudal upheld the Patan High Court’s bail order and allowed Lamichhane to go abroad to play the match.
Nepal defeated Papua New Guinea in a match in the series yesterday. Out of eight matches of the ICC World Cup League-2, the remaining four matches will be played in Nepal.