Who is Sandeep Lamichhane?
Born on 2 August 2000, Sandeep Lamichhane is a Nepalese cricketer who formerly captained the Nepalese national team, before being suspended from the national team in September 2022.
A right-arm leg spin bowler, Lamichhane has played for Twenty20 franchise sides across the world, including the Delhi Capitals in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League (BBL), and the Lahore Qalandars in the Pakistan Super League (PSL). He is also Nepal’s all-time highest wicket-taker in both ODI & T20I.
Lamichhane made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against the West Indies, where he represented a World XI side. He became the first cricketer to make a T20 international debut representing a combined team. Lamichhane was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first One Day International (ODI) match, against the Netherlands, in August 2018. In December 2021, Lamichhane was named as the captain of Nepal’s national team, replacing Gyanendra Malla.
Lamichhane is also a singer. He uploads his songs and music videos on his YouTube channel. In July 2018, Lamichhane released his first song Udash thiyo from the album Pratikshya-the waiting.
Sandeep Lamichhane Parent / Siblings / Religion
Lamichhane was in Aruchaur, Syangja, Gandaki Province. During his childhood, he considered Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne as his cricketing idols.Then he moved to the Chitwan district and started training at Chitwan Cricket Academy which is run by former captain Raju Khadka. During a visit by the captain Paras Khadka and coach of Nepal Pubudu Dasanayake, Sandeep was told to bowl in the nets and was selected for the national under-19 training camp.
Sandeep Lamichhane Rape accusation
A police complaint was filed by a 17-year-old girl, on 6 September 2022, accusing Lamichhane of raping her on the night of 21 August in a hotel room in Kathmandu. Police have said the CCTV footage of the hotel shows that Lamichhane was with the girl. On 8 September, Kathmandu District Court authorized the police to arrest Lamichhane for further investigation. Consequently, Nepal’s cricket governing body, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) suspended Lamichhane from the national team.
Sandeep Lamichhane Married / Girlfriend / Wife / Affairs
Sandeep Lamichhane Net Worth / Age
As of 2022, he is 22 years old and has a net worth of $600 Thousand.
- Full Name: Sandeep Lamichhane
- Nick Names: Sandeep
- Birthday: 2 August 2000
- Age in 2022: 22
- Birth Place: Aruchaur, Syangja, Nepal
- School: N/A
- College/University: N/A
- Education: N/A
- Profession: Cricketer (Bowler)
- Batting: Right-handed
- Bowling: Leg break googly
- Role: Bowler
- Nationality: Nepalese
- Ethnicity/Race: Asian
- Religion: Hindu
- Zodiac: N/A
- Net Worth: $600 Thousand
- Height: 1.73 m
- Weight: 65 kg
- Feet/Shoe Size: N/A
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- Hair Color: Black
- Eye Color: Brown
- Father: Chander Narayan Lamichhane
- Mother: Kopila Devi
- Sister: Indu Lamichhane Neupane
- Brother: Mohan Lamichhane
- Wife / Spouse: Unknown
- Girlfriend / Dating / Affairs: N/A
- Children: N/A
Trivia / Facts
- He was recruited by former English-born Hong Kong cricketer Scott McKechnie to play for the Kowloon Cantons franchise in the inaugural edition of the Hong Kong T20 Blitz in 2016.
- In September 2016, Lamichhane received a letter from former Australian captain Michael Clarke, inviting him to play at the Sydney-based Western Suburbs District Cricket Club.
- On 11 October 2021, Lamichhane was named the ICC Player of the Month by the International Cricket Council.
- In December 2021, Lammichane was announced as the new captain of the Nepal national team by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) after Gyanendra Malla was sacked due to disciplinary issues, along with former vice-captain Dipendra Singh Airee.