Sandeep Lamichhane’s lawyer says the rape-accused player should be reinstated as captain

Sandeep Lamichhane's lawyer Saroj Krishna Ghimire. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale
Sandeep Lamichhane’s lawyer Saroj Krishna Ghimire. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale

Kathmandu, January 13

Saroj Krishna Ghimire, a lawyer employed by rape-accused former Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane, demands the country’s cricket body reinstate Lamichhane in his role.

Ghimire’s statement comes a day after the Patan High Court ordered his release on bail.

While ordering the release, the court set some conditions for him such as restrictions to leave the country and the need for approval from the police to leave the Kathmandu valley.

After informing Lamichhane of the conditions, Ghimire on Friday said the conditions would not bar him from joining the national cricket team in his previous position.

“It means his captaincy should be reinstated as soon as he is out.”

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.

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