KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepali spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is to play against the captain of Chennai Super Kings Banglore, Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the 52nd match on ongoing Indian Premier League at Delhi on Friday.
It was May 2016. Scholars from Taiwan, China, Nepal and India were presenting their views at a three-day seminar on Nepal-India-China relation in Kathmandu. Professor Mahendra P Lama and former Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood were two of the presenters while I was a participant. In his presentation Sood was critical of what he called ‘Mahendra model of nationalism.’