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Sandeep Lamichhane flying to the UK to play The Hundred

File: Sandeep Lamichhane at Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, July 8

Nepal’s popular 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 from July 22.

Lamichhane, who will board an aircraft of Turkish Air tonight, will have to complete a 10-day quarantine stay after reaching the UK, says his manager Raman Siwakoti.

He will undergo PCR tests for the coronavirus two times and will be eligible to play the match after both tests are negative.

Oval Invincibles have hired the 20-year-old right-arm leg-spin bowler for 100,000 pounds 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 also slated to play Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the match, says Siwakoti.

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