Scotland players protested silently following the game because Sandeep Lamichhane, a cricketer who has been found guilty of rape, was playing in the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 series against Nepal. Lamichhane was released on bond after being charged with raping a minor.
Sandeep Lamichhane’s involvement in the next ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 series appears to have upset the opponents, whether Namibia in the past or Scotland at the moment. After being released on bail in January, Lamichhane, who was accused of raping a child in September of last year, was reinstated in the Nepal team. The decision’s opponents remained mute.
On Friday, February 17 in Kirtipur, after the third match of the tournament, the Scotland players declined to shake Sandeep Lamichhane’s hand. According to a widely shared video, Scotland players under the leadership of Richie Berrington are shown politely dismissing Lamichhane and shaking hands with every Nepali player.
According to ESPNcricinfo, Lamichhane was informed of the protest before the game but opted not to shake the hands of the Scottish players.
Sandeep Lamichhane’s suspension was overturned by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN), which led to a great deal of unrest in Nepal as he was later reinstated to the team. The Caribbean Premier League employee Lamichhane, who was detained in October of last year, has already refuted the allegations in a Facebook post.