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!”
— Delhi Daredevils (@DelhiDaredevils) January 28, 2018
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.Follow @gorkhapost
First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21
BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.
To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.
The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.Follow @gorkhapost