Cricketer Lamichhane flying to UK to play The Hundred

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Kathmandu: Cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane is leaving for the United Kingdom to play The Hundred, a professional cricket franchise 100-ball cricket tournament, scheduled to take place in the UK from July 22.

Lamichhane, who will board an aircraft of Turkish Air today night, has to complete a 10-day quarantine stay after reaching the UK, said his manager Raman Siwakoti. He will get PCR tests two times and is eligible to play the match after his both PCR tests are negative.

Oval Invincibles has hired the 20-year-old right-arm leg-spin bowler for pound sterling 100,000 to play the match.

Oval Invincibles will take on Manchester Originals in the opening match. The tournament originally scheduled for last year got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lamichhane is slated to play Caribbean Premier League (CPL) after the match, said Siwakoti.