Highlights

  • Lamichhane accused of raping a minor in Kathmandu
  • Lamichhane became the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the IPL in 2018
  • 'I will fight legal battle to prove my innocence': Lamichhane

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Lamichhane had shared a post on Facebook a few hours ago, where he said that he will seek legal support against wrongful prosecution and allegation made against him.

Former Nepal cricket team captain Sandeep Lamichhane was taken into custody as soon as arrived at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Lamichhane, who became the first Nepalese cricketer to play in the IPL in 2018, was accused of raping a minor in Kathmandu. The 22-year-old was playing in the Carribean Premier League at the time and returned to the country to face the charges levelled at him.

Lamichhane had shared a post on Facebook a few hours ago, where he said that he will seek legal support against wrongful prosecution and allegation made against him.

'I will fully cooperate in all stages of investigation and will fight legal battle to prove my innocence,' he added.

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