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Sandeep Lamichanne to feature for ICC World XI against Windies

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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been selected from ICC World XI to play a special fund raising T-20 match against West Indies in Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood in London on May 31, ICC said on Wednesday.

The charity match is ogranised to support redevelop the stadia in the Caribbean, which was damaged due to hurricanes last year.

The fund collected from the match would be donated for the rebuilding of the Jamesh Ronald Webster Park ground in Anguilla and Windsor Park Stadium in Dominica which were damaged by the Hurricanes Irma and Maria last year.

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Sandeep will play along side England’s Eoin Morgan (captain) Shahid Afridi (Pakistan), Mitchell McClenaghan (New Zealand),Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh), Dinesh Karthik (India), Hardik Pandya (India), Thisara Perera (Sri Lanka), Rashid Khan (Afghanistan),  Shoiab Malik (Pakistan),  and Luke Ronchi (New Zealand) against the likes of Crhis Gayle, Samuel Badree, Carlos Brathwaite, Evin Lewis, Marlon Samuels and Andre Russell among others.

Sandeep is currently playing for the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League and will play in the Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 tournament in the summer. Sandeep had made his debut in the IPL from Delhi Daredevils against Royals Challengers Bangalore this week.

He was picked by St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for a fee of USD 5,000 during the CPL auction in London.

Leg spinner Sandeep was spotted by then Nepal coach Sri Lanka born Canadian Pubudu Dassanayake in 2014 at a trial camp in Chitwan district.

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Former footballer Mani Shah dies aged 51

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KATHMANDU — Nepal’s legendary footballer, a gold-medalist of 1993 SAFF Championship, Mani Bikram Shah has passed away while undergoing treatment at the Norvic International Hospital in Kathmandu on Monday. He was 51.

Shah died of liver failure around 5:42 pm this evening, according to the hopital.

Shah, who was brought to the hospital with chronic liver cirrhosis was admitted to the General Intensive Care Unit in the hospital, died of liver failure due to liver cirrhosis, the official said.

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Shah’s body will be kept at All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) complex on Tuesday for condolence offerings, according to the ANFA spokesperson.

The former football superstar of Nepal was working as a coach in recent times. He was also involved in hotel management.
Shah had represented Nepal for over a decade, from 1985 to 1998, after making his debut at the age of 18 in the second edition of South Asian Football Federation (SAFF).

He has a wife and a daughter.

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