October 3, 2023

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Scotland gamers refuse to shake arms with Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane

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Scotland players refuse to shake hands with Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane

The Scotland group cricket group gamers refused to shake Nepal spin bowler Sandeep Lamichhane’s arms after their 3-wicket loss to Nepal, ESPNCricinfo reported.

The Scottish gamers shook arms with each Nepal participant, besides Lamichhane as a part of a silent protest to the spinner’s continued presence and participation within the ICC’s Cricket World Cup League 2 sequence which additionally contains Namibia, the report said. Lamichhane had been made conscious of the protest beforehand, it added.

Lamichhane, a former captain of the Nepal group, is at present out on bail, although dealing with prices of sexual coercion, in line with the report.

Scotland Cricket Team refuses after match handshake with Sandeep Lamichhane.

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Ahead of the sequence, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) lifted its suspension of the participant and included him in a coaching camp which led to widespread protest in Nepal.

Two days earlier than Nepal named Lamichhane of their taking part in XI within the sequence, Cricket Scotland had stated it was “aware of the reports regarding the legal status of Lamichhane, as quoted by ESPNCricinfo. “As a governing body, and as a squad, Cricket Scotland stands firmly against all forms of abuse, which have no place in modern society. The player’s availability for these games is a matter for the Cricket Association of Nepal and the ICC to consider,” it stated.

Cricket Namibia had stated that the board “strongly opposes all forms of gender-based violence, discrimination and abuse”.