Kathmandu, February 10
Notwithstanding the ongoing protest, the cricket governing body, Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has included rape-accused cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane also in its final squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Nepal are playing against Scotland and Namibia in a tri-series under the league, in Kathmandu from February 14 onwards.
For that, CAN announced a 14-member squad captained by Rohit Kumar Paudel. Four other players have also been called as reserves.
Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge: What happened when?
September 6: A 17-year-old girl files a complaint against the then captain of the Nepal national cricket team, Sandeep Lamichhane, accusing him of raping her.
September 8: Kathmandu police receive an arrest warrant against him.
September 8: Cricket Association of Nepal suspends Lamichhane from the team.
September 9: Lamichhane leaves his CPL team, saying he would return home soon.
September 11: The Department of Immigration blacklists rape-accused cricket star Sandeep Lamichhane so that the police can arrest him as soon as he enters the country.
September 25: Lamichhane says he is in isolation to deal with stress but will return to defend the case.
September 26: Nepal Police circulates a diffusion notice among all Interpol members, seeking help to arrest him.
October 6: Lamichhane arrives in Nepal to get arrested.
October 10: Lamichhane gets remanded for seven days to let the police continue the investigation.
October 13: The remand is extended by five days.
October 19: The remand is extended by four days again.
October 23: The remand is extended by two days.
October 31: The government attorney’s office files a lawsuit, demanding a jail sentence of 10 to 12 years, against Sandeep Lamichhane
November 4: The cricket star is sent to judicial custody until the final verdict.
January 12: Patan High Court orders to release him on bail.
January 31: CAN lifts suspension of Sandeep Lamichhane hours after the Office of the Attorney General files an appeal demanding he is sent back into judicial custody.
February 2: CAN includes Lamichhane back into the national team.
February 3: The Supreme Court orders the Patan High Court to submit all documents related to the Sandeep Lamichhane rape charge.
February 9: CAN includes Lamichhane in the final squad for a tri-series under ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.