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Sandeep Lamichhane to play APL

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KATHMANDU — Nepali National Cricket Team youth spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been chosen for the Afghanistan Premier League (APL).

The Nangarhar Cricket Squad of Afghanistan has decided to incorporate the 18-year-old leg spinner, who has already left a good impression in his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut. He is the first ever cricketer from Nepal to play the IPL.

Other players in the team are Andre Russell, Mushfiqur Rahim, Najib Tarakai, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Ben Cutting, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Zadran, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen ul Haq, Mushfiqur Rahim, and Zahir Khan.

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National Cricket Team captain Paras Khadka and fast bowler Sompal Kami were not chosen for the league.

As per the rule, every team playing the tournament shall include at least one associate player. The APL Twenty-20 tournament run by the Afghanistan Cricket Board will be played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from October 5-21.

Lamichhane has had the experiences of playing Canada’s Global T20 and the Caribbean Premier League also.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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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.

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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”.

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