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Sandeep Lamichhane to play in IPL from Delhi Daredevils

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KATHMANDU — Nepali leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been selected to play in the 11th edition of Indian Premier League from Delhi Daredevils.

Sandeep has been bought by the Delhi-based team for the price of IRs 2 million in an ongoing auction of IPL, becoming the first Nepali player to enter the Vivo IPL.

The official twitter handle of IPL introduced Lamichhane as ‘Nepali Shane Warne’.

Delhi Daredevils welcomed their new signing on Twitter, saying “The first Nepali player in the history of the Vivo IPL! It gives us great pleasure to welcome the 17-year-old leg-spinner @IamSandeep25 into the #DDSquad!”

Sandeep is highly rated by former Australian skipper Michael Clarke and even trained under him in Australia. Clarke had recognised ‘Sandeep’s outstanding potential’ during his short stint as a player and mentor in Hong Kong earlier this year.

Sandeep was the second-highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2016, with 14 wickets and a best of 5 for 27 against Ireland.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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