Two weeks after the Nepal Police issued an arrest warrant in the name of Sandeep Lamichhane, the cricketer came with a statement that the case had left him unwell. The matter took a toll on him mentally and physically and when his condition improves, he will plan to return to Nepal.
When news of Lamichhane’s arrest warrant became public on 8 September, he was accused of coercion with another person. The Nepalese cricketer was then a part of the Caribbean Premier League in the West Indies. He then said that he would leave the CPL and return home to face baseless allegations. This latest statement shows that Lamichhane is yet to come to Nepal.
Sandeep Lamichhane wrote in Nepali language on Facebook post on Monday, ‘It is news that an arrest warrant has been issued in my name and complaint has been registered against me. This has made me frustrated and unwell. I can’t think of what to do and what not to do. On one hand all these things are affecting me mentally while on the other hand I am battling with illness.
The leg-spinner further said, ‘Due to mental stress and poor health, I have kept myself in isolation. I am mentally and physically affected by the image and I have reached a state of imbalance and I am bringing myself back to normalcy under the advice of doctors. My condition is improving and I plan to return to Nepal soon to defend the bad complaint against me.
Lamichhane once again pointed out that the allegations against him are false and that his character has been seriously harmed. He said, ‘I will fight a legal battle against the false allegations. As far as I understand, according to the Constitution of Nepal, I am innocent as long as I am not proved wrong. I also understand that the Constitution provides for the right to live with dignity, the right against torture, the right to privacy, the right to health and the right to be consulted by my legal practitioner.’