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Nepal's Lamichhane cleared of rape charges by appeal court

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“The district court’s verdict has been overturned, Sandeep Lamichhane has been acquitted,” setopati.com quoted the High Court’s deputy registrar and spokesperson, Bimal Parajuli, as saying.

“He had to be cleared and the high court has set him free. He was not guilty,” Sabita Bhadari Baral, a lawyer for the player told Reuters after the court verdict, details of which are yet to be released.

The verdict means that Lamicchane, who wasn’t picked in the provisional squad named by Nepal for the T20 World Cup, might make the cut yet with the deadline from ICC for final squad submission being May 25.