Nepalese cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has confirmed that he would be returning to his home country to face the sexual assault charges directed at him. Lamichhane was in the news last month as he was accused of sexually assaulting a minor in a hotel room in Kathmandu.
The former national cricket team captain was playing in the CPL at that time and had said that he was returning to the country to face the allegations made against him after Nepal Cricket had suspended him with immediate effect.
The spinner stated on Sunday that he will be coming back to his country as soon as possible to face the charges. Now in a new post on Facebook, the 21-year-old said that he will be back in Nepal on 6 October to fight the legal battle. He also reiterated his claim of being innocent in the case and said he had full faith in the country’s justice system.
"With great hope and strength, I hereby confirm that I am reaching to my home country, Nepal on this 6th October 2022 and will submit myself to the authority of Nepal to fight a legal battle against false allegation."
"I hereby reiterate that I am INNOCENT and I have complete non-shaken faith in justice system. I firmly believe over all the law enforcement authorities and honorable courts on their fair trial and adjudication and I am just hopeful to get justice at the earliest."
"My dear well wishers I assure you all that I am innocent and I have not wronged you. I have recovered from unpleasant situation I went through and I have prepared myself to go through this ordeal to prove myself innocent and victim of conspiracy. I am sure all wrongful allegation charged against me will be unfolded by the span of time," said Lamichhane.
Talking about Sandeep Lamichhace's CPL team, the Jamaica Tallawahs won the Caribbean Premier League as they defeated the Barbados Royals in the final. The Jamaica-based franchise chased down the 162-run total in just 16 overs. Brandon King was the star player for the Tallawahs as he scored 83 in 50 balls with 13 fours and two sixes.