Sandeep Lamichhane, first Nepali to feature in IPL

27 January,Bengaluru

 

Sandeep Lamichhane has become the first cricketer from Nepal to get an Indian Premier League (IPL) contract as he was bought for his base price of Rs 20 lakh by Delhi Daredevils on second day of the ongoing IPL player auction here on Sunday.

Lamichhane, 17, took a hat-trick against Ireland at the 2016 ICC Under-19 World Cup when Nepal made history after entering the quarterfinals of the World Cup for the first time.

The leg-spinner will play alongside Gautam Gambhir, Australia’s Glenn Maxwell, South African Kagiso Rabada in the 11th edition of the league.

Up to 578 players, out of the 1,122 players, have been kept for the final two-day auction, which includes 244 capped players (62 from India), 332 uncapped players (34 from overseas), and two players from Associate countries.

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