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I’m concerned about future of Nepal cricket: Lamichhane after visa issues



Star spinner Sandeep Lamichhane has expressed concerns about Nepal cricket and said that the government doesn’t appreciate athletes there.

Recently, the Nepal spinner had missed out his Worcestershire Rapids deal in T20 blast as didn’t get his visa in time. The county team signed him in March but the work application was delayed for too long which forced him to opt out from the tournament. Worcestershire also announced his replacement as they picked another leg-spinner Ish Sodhi from New Zealand. The T20 blast is scheduled to start from June 9.

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The Worcestershire chairman, Paul Pridgeon said after the announcement of Sodhi: “Because of passport and visa issues Sandeep was already going to miss at least the first four games and probably more.”

The 20-year spinner expressed dissatisfaction about the matter. “I’m not really happy with the situation going around,” Lamichhane said. “I don’t know what’s going wrong. I’m just very much concerned about the future of Nepal cricket and the future of Nepal. I don’t know what’s going to happen here. The government doesn’t appreciate athletes like us.”

However, according to ESPNCricinfo, he has now been granted his visa, which could see him play The Hundred in England where he signed for the Oval Invincibles.

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