Pakistani Cricketer Mohammad Rizwan in Kathmandu to meet Sandeep said: " I am here to boost his morale."

Pakistan's star wicketkeeper-batsman, Mohammad Rizwan was in Nepal for Personal Visit. He also visited some of the Nepalese cricketers in closed camp and even the CAN head Chatur Bdr. Chand.

Why did Rizwan came to Nepal?

CAN said that Rizwan has traveled to Nepal just to show support for Nepalese leg spinner & former captain, Sandeep Lamichhane. It was on Sunday, February 1 night when Rizwan landed on Nepal.

Rizwan then visited the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) chairman, Chaturbabu Chand on Sunday night. It was a very short short informal meeting between them. Rizwan had asked the chairman to visit Sandeep and he said that he travelled a long way from Pakistan just to meet Lamichhane .

"I am here in Nepal to visit my brother Sandeep Lamichhane. As his case in going on & court's decision not to let him go outside, I travelled all the way from Pakistan just to meet Lamichhane. I Hope my visit will make him more motivated."- Rizwan said.

Meeting with Lamichhane:

Rizwan visited Lamichhane with his teammates in the hotel where they have been staying on Monday morning. On the meeting Rizwan boosted Lamichhane's morale & even motivated Lamichhane the national team members sharing his knowledge with them.

Rizwan has already returned to Pakistan on Monday at 12:00 PM.

Who is Mohamad Rizwan?

Rizwan, who is ranked second in the current T20 international batting rankings, has been consistently performing well for his nation. 30-years-old Rizwan has scored 2,635 runs in 80 T20 Internationals with 1 century and 23 fifties. He has scored 1,247 runs in 52 ODIs including 2 centuries and 8 fifties.  Rizwan, who has played 27 Tests, has scored 1,373 runs. 

Dinesh Kartik's interest to meet Sandeep Lamichhane

CAN chairman had even said that the Indian wicketkeeper batsman Dinesh Kartik is also willing to meet Lamichhane to motivate & boost his morale. Earlier the Srilanka star Upul Tharanga inside the custody when he was here in Nepal to play Nepal T20 league.

Suspension & lifting ban

CAN had suspended Sandeep on 23 Bhadra. The rape case against Sandeep is pending in District Court Kathmandu. On Poush 28, the Patan High Court ordered Sandeep to be released on a bond of 2 million. Sandeep was released from prison after paying the bail on the next day.

The district court of Kathmandu sent him to prison for preliminary investigation on the charge of raping a minor. Sandeep had then appealed to the Patan High Court against the order of the district court.

What is Sandeep Lamichhane's rape accusion?

A complaint was filed against Sandeep on 21st Bhadra last year for raping a monor girl at the police station in Gaushala. On Bhadra 23, the Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant against Sandeep. Sandeep was then arrested from Tribhuvan International Airport on Ashoj 20.

Inclusion of Sandeep Lamichhane in the closed camp

Nepal national cricket team is currently preparing for the triangular series to be held in Nepal under ICC World Cricket League-2 which start from the February 14.

For the very series Sandeep who was suspended by CAN after he was accused of raping a minor has again been included in the team after the CAN board meeting held in Pokhara on Tuesday. CAN's decision to lift Sandeep's suspension without settling the case has even been criticized by some groups of people.

Currently, Sandeep is in closed training of the Nepali team as Nepal is preparing for the triangular series to be held in Nepal under ICC World Cricket League-2.

World Cricket Series League-2

The series including Nepal, Namibia and Scotland will start from February 14. Here are the match schedules for the series:

  • Nepal vs Namibia 14th Feb
  • Nepal vs Scotland 17th Feb
  • Nepal vs Namibia 18th Feb
  • Nepal vs Scotland 21st Feb

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