Kathmandu : Nepali police have sought help from Interpol to locate the country’s fugitive suspended national cricket captain , they said Tuesday .
A Nepali court issued an arrest warrant for Sandeep Lamichhane earlier this month following an allegation of rape by a 17 – year – old girl . But the leg spinner is thought to have remained in the Caribbean where he was playing in a tournament .
Interpol issued a ” diffusion ” notice against him on Sunday asking member countries for their co – operation locating him , Nepali police spokesperson .
” We hope this will help the arrest of Lamichhane for the investigation of a rape complaint case against him , ” he said .
Lamichhane had pledged on social media Sunday to return home ” as soon as possible ” to fight the accusation .
Without revealing his whereabouts , the 22 – year – old posted on Facebook that he was in ” isolation ” due to his mental and physical condition , saying the arrest warrant had ” made me men tally disturbed ” .
Lamichhane had been a poster boy for the rise of cricket in mountainous Nepal , which gained one – day international status in 2018. His big break came when he was snapped up by the Delhi Capitals for the Indian Premier League in 2018 , and he has since been Nepal’s mos sought – after cricketer .