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Sandeep Lamichhane Convicted Of Rape: Nepal Cricketer Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison

The cricketer was also slapped with a INR 300,000 fine and was ordered to pay INR 200,00 in compensation to the victim.

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In what comes as a shocking revelation in world of cricket, cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane has been sentenced to eight years in prison for a rape case by a Nepal court in which he was convicted in December 2023, as per reports in the local media. (More Cricket News)

The cricketer was also slapped with a INR 300,000 fine and was ordered to pay INR 200,00 in compensation to the victim.

The Kathmandu District Court found him guilty of raping a 17-year-old girl in August 2022. The conviction arrives after a series of legal proceedings against the cricketer after he was initially released on bail in earlier this month, with the court fast-tracking the case.

As per his legal representative, Lamichhane 'will challenge the verdict in a higher court' as quoted in AFP. 

Talking about Lamichhane, he continued his cricket despite the allegations playing out in the background. He participated in various tournaments for his country whilst on bail. His last appearance for Nepal cricket team was against Oman in the T20 Asia Finals in November last year.

In February, the Scotland cricket team refused to shake hands with Lamichhane after their 3-wicket loss to Nepal. The cricketer has featured in various T20 tournaments across the globe including the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Big Bash League (BBL).

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