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Nepal hope for Lamichhane US visa as T20 WC deadline passes

By AFP
May 27, 2024
Nepals cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane walks during the ICC Mens Cricket World Cup League 2 match between Nepal and Scotland at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kathmandu on February 21, 2023. — AFP
Nepal's cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane walks during the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup League 2 match between Nepal and Scotland at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground in Kathmandu on February 21, 2023. — AFP

KATHMANDU: Nepal said Sunday they had not given up hope on including controversial star Sandeep Lamichhane in their T20 World Cup squad, despite the spin bowler being denied a US visa and the deadline for final squads expiring.

The T20 World Cup begins next Saturday, co-hosted by the United States and West Indies, with Nepal´s first game on June 4 in Dallas. “We are lobbying the embassy through the Nepal government”, Chatur Bahadur Chand, president of Cricket Association of Nepal, told AFP on Sunday.