There was an epidemic of coronavirus around the world. This had a direct impact on world sports. As the coronavirus infection is on the rise, the government of Nepal imposed a ban on April 25. Famous cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane was also directly affected. In the meantime, he remained under house arrest for four months. "It was very difficult to pass the time," said Lamichhane, who met him at the Tribhuvan University cricket ground in Kirtipur.

Lamichhane received good news on July 7 last year. He has been selected for the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) to be held in Trinidad and Tobago from September 2 to 25. He was not less happy with the news that he would get to play for the salary he demanded. Lamichhane had set his contract price for the CPL at the US $90,000. Talawaj of Jamaica signed Lamichhane with the same amount.

Earlier in 2019, he was signed by Barbados Tridents for 70,000 dollars. Lamichhane had taken seven wickets in five matches in the tournament. In 2018, the St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots signed Lamichhane for only  $5,000 Thousand. He took eight wickets in six games in that tournament.

Lamichhane was happy to get the salary he wanted, but he was worried about how Trinidad and Tobago would end up in such captivity. International flights were still closed in Nepal till September 20. "Until yesterday, there was a dilemma whether to play CPL or not," said Lamichhane. "Today, the ship is over. Now I am excited to play CPL." He said that he had lost sleep many nights when the ship was not completed last time. "Anyway, I can go now, I'm sure I can play now," said Lamichhane happily at his home ground.

Lamichhane was on the verge of losing the CPL as international flights were canceled due to the corona virus. He was scheduled to fly to Trinidad and Tobago via South Korea on Thursday on a chartered plane. His manager Raman Shivakoti's role is crucial in ensuring Lamichhane's visit. The week-long rush of Shivakoti has decided to fly to Lamichhane, Trinidad and Tobago.

"It has been decided that Sandeep will play with the help of the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ministry of Youth and Sports and others," said Shivakoti. He said that it was worth remembering the day and night rush of some sportspersons for Sandeep's flight. "It was not possible for us to play Cipil due to our personal efforts," said manager Shivakoti.

Even if you fly on Thursday, Lamichhane will reach Trinidad and Tobago only on Sunday. For this, he will have to arrange a flight from Nepal to Korea via a chartered plane of Korean Airlines, from there to the United States via Trinidad and Tobago. "Once there, you have to stay in quarantine for 14 days," said Lamichhane. Before going to play CPL, he underwent a corona test at Star Hospital in Lalitpur on Tuesday. He received the test report today. "The report of the corona test has come negative, now I can go with confidence," said Lamichhane.

Lamichhane's team includes world-famous cricketers Andre Russell, Carlos Braithwaite, Tarbez Shamsi, and Ocean Thomas. The Jamaican swimmer will play against St. Lucia Jokes on September 3. A total of 537 players from 23 countries had registered for the CPL.

Lamichhane will travel from Trinidad and Tobago to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Due to the corona epidemic, the 13th edition of the IPL is being held in the UAE from the first week of September. Lamichhane will play for Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Lamichhane is going to play IPL for the third time. "It is not possible to return to Nepal soon, but wherever I go, I will play for Nepal's dignity and prestige," Lamichhane said while on leave.

One lakh assistance by Lamichhane to the staff of TU Sports Ground

Lamichhane, a member of the national cricket team, announced to provide Rs one lakh to the staff working at the Tribhuvan Cricket Ground. He made the announcement at a press conference at the Tribhuvan Cricket Ground today before flying to Trinidad and Tobago to play in the CPL.

"Even in the midst of the coronavirus epidemic, they worked hard to make the field playable," said Lamichhane. Lamichhane said that the staff was living in pain during the Corona epidemic and he was happy to be able to help as much as he could.

"The ground maintenance staff was not paid on time," he said. "I have tried to help a little." He said that he would continue to support the employees working day and night in the field. Currently, 14 employees are working at the Tribhuvan International Airport.

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