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.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.