Nepal cricket team skipper Sandeep Lamichhane has released a statement after the Kathmandu District Court issued an arrest warrant against the 22-year-old cricketer following a rape accusation against him.
In his statement, the cricketer has denied all the allegations and showed his belief in the laws of Nepal. Sandeep took to his official Twitter handle and wrote, " I am innocent and keep complete belief in the respectable laws of Nepal. I have decided to take a leave from CPL and go back to my country within few days.
"I am ready to face all these baseless allegations. May justice be served to the innocent and right investigation to be done towards everyone involved. Hope the law acts equal to everyone," he added.
The cricketer is currently taking part in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) where he represents Jamaica Tallawahs. The 17-year-old complainant said that Lamichhane raped her on the eve of 22 August and on the morning of the day he left for Kenya while the incident took place in a Kathmandu hotel.
The Gaushala Police Circle registered a rape case filed against the Nepalese cricketer on Tuesday. Later, the district court issued an arrest warrant against Sandeep Lamichhane on a request by the Police.