Sandeep's Trip To America Will Be Confirmed Only Next Week

May 25, Kathmandu- Today all the countries have to announce the list of final 15 players for the ICC T20 Cricket World Cup to be held in the West Indies and America. While all the countries are preparing to publish the final list, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has requested the ICC to extend the time to publish the final list.

Nepalese cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane was not in the earlier World Cup squad. He is not included because he is in the legal process of the court. Sandeep, who was acquitted by the High Court of Patan, has also been released from the suspension to include him in the World Cup squad.

The officials of CAN, who had already informed the ICC by letter, are now under stress after Sandeep's visa was 'rejected' by the American Embassy, and they are busy with political meetings but have not received any positive message.

CAN has written to ICC and requested Nepal to announce the final 14-member team today and to give some time, i.e. until June 2. According to CAN sources, the list of 14 players will be published today, if Sandeep gets a visa and can go to America by June 2, the list of the last 15 will be published including him.

After being acquitted by the High Court, Sandeep was preparing to go to America. The day after he was acquitted, he was confident that he would go until he reached Can and asked him to proceed with the paperwork, saying that he still had a 2-year visa. However, when he was preparing to leave, after receiving an email that Sandeep's previous visa was cancelled, he started a new process again. According to the new process, after he was rejected by the embassy when he applied for a visa, it has now become public that the Nepal Cricket Association and the government have taken initiatives. It is said that the Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of Youth and Sports and NSC are facilitating this matter.

According to the foreign source, although there has been a request to make a diplomatic note from the sports department, the note has not yet been prepared. While Sandeep's visa process is in confusion, social media promoters said that the people close to Sandeep have objected to publishing the news that Sandeep's visa is available Since the US Embassy will be closed on Saturday and Sunday, the matter of proceeding with the new procedure will be decided only on Monday.

According to sources, the foreign affairs officials are in the process of making a diplomatic note only after confirming the issuance of visas in coordination with the first embassy. Nepal is playing the ICC T20 World Cup from June 4. Nepal, which is in Group D, will start its journey in the World Cup for the second time by playing against the Netherlands.