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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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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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