Sandeep Lamichhane, the poster boy for the rise of cricket in Nepal, will join his team in Multan for Asia Cup 2023 after his accused rape case trial was deferred until September 7.
As reported by AFP, Sandeep's lawyer Saroj Ghimire confirmed that the cricketer's trial in the accused rape case has been postponed.
"Sandeep will now fly to Pakistan to play," Ghimire told he told the news agency on Sunday.
In the morning on Monday, Lamichhane left Nepal to join his teammates in Multan where Asia Cup 2023's first match is scheduled on August 30.
Nepal Sports Council's (NSC) secretary Tanka Lal Ghising bid farewell to the cricketer.
Nepal will be participating in its first-ever Asia Cup. They are placed in a tough group alongside Pakistan, number one ODI team, and India.
Aug 30 - Pakistan vs Nepal in Multan at 2:30 pm (PST)
Aug 31 - Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 2 - Pakistan vs India in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 3 - Bangladesh vs Afghanistan in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 4 - India vs Nepal in Kandy at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 5 - Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 6 - A1 vs B2 in Lahore at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 9 - B1 vs B2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 10 - A1 vs A2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 12 - A2 vs B1 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 14 - A1 vs B1 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 15 - A2 vs B2 in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
Sept 17 - Final in Colombo at 2:30 pm (PST)
*Positions irrespective of teams' positions after first round
- Pakistan will remain A1
- India will remain A 2
- If either of them (India and Pakistan) don't qualify for Super 4s then Nepal will take their position
- Sri Lanka will remain B1
- Bangladesh will remain B2
- If either of them (Sri Lanka and Bangladesh) don't qualify for Super 4s then Afghanistan will take their position
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Abdullah Shafique, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Salman Ali Agha, Iftikhar Ahmed, Tayyab Tahir, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Haris, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Faheem Ashraf, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim Jnr, Naseem Shah, Shaheen Afridi.
Nepal: Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Bhim Sharki, Kushal Malla, Aarif Sheikh, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pratish GC, Mousom Dhakal, Sundeep Jora, Kishore Mahato, Arjun Saud
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna
Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Litton Das, Tanjid Hasan Tamim, Najmul Hossain Shanto, Towhid Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mehidy Hasan Miraz, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mamhud, Mahedi Hasan, Nasum Ahmed, Shamim Hossain, Afif Hossain, Shoriful Islam, Ebadot Hossain, Mohammad Naim
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hassan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Rashid Khan, Gulbadin Naib, Karim Janat, Abdul Rahman, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Noor Ahmad, Suliman Safi, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Sri Lanka: Squad yet to be announced