- Lamichhane to rejoin Multan team for Asia Cup 2023 after trial delay until September 7.
- Nepal’s debut Asia Cup appearance in tough group with Pakistan and India.
- Tournament schedule out, group stage from August 30.
Sandeep Lamichhane, a prominent figure in Nepal’s cricket growth, will be reuniting with his team in Multan for the Asia Cup 2023, following a delay in his trial for an alleged rape case until September 7.
Sandeep’s attorney, Saroj Ghimire, confirmed the rescheduling of the cricketer’s trial related to the rape accusation.
Ghimire stated, “Sandeep is now able to travel to Pakistan to participate in the games,” as he informed the news agency on Sunday.
Early Monday, Lamichhane departed Nepal to rejoin his fellow players in Multan, where the first match of the Asia Cup 2023 is set to take place on August 30.
Tanka Lal Ghising, the secretary of the Nepal Sports Council (NSC), offered his well-wishes to the departing cricketer.
Nepal will make its inaugural appearance in the Asia Cup, being placed in a challenging group alongside Pakistan, the top-ranked 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.
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