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Srinagar: The Court in Kathmandu, Nepal has sentenced star Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane to eight years in jail for rape.

Reports said that single-judge bench of the Kathmandu District Court had last month found the Nepal Sandeep Lamichhane guilty of of raping an 18-year-old girl, and on January 10 the sentence was announced.

The bench also slapped him with a fine of Rs 300,000 (USD 2255 approx) and ordered him to play Rs 200,000 (USD 1500 approx) in compensation to the victim, report said.

Lamichhane, then the Nepal captain, was suspended by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in September after an arrest warrant was issued against him in Kathmandu over the matter.

At the time, Lamichhane was in the West Indies with Jamaica Tallawahs taking part in CPL 2022. The club announced that Lamichhane would be leaving the tournament with immediate effect. Upon landing at the airport in Kathmandu in early October, he was been taken into custody.

On the day of his conviction, December 29, Lamichhane had led PARSA Club XI to a win over Nepal Army Club in a Nepal Pro Club Championship match in Birgunj.


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