Lamichhane’s visa application finally approved by US Embassy

Sandeep Lamichhane get US visa

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: The US Embassy in Nepal has finally accepted the visa application of Nepali leg spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.

Lamichhane, who is a part of Barbados Tridents, is due to play in the Caribbean Premier League scheduled to start from September 4.

Earlier in the morning, after the Embassy had rejected his visa application, Lamichhane had express “surprise” and “uncertainty” about his participation in the upcoming season in the US on twitter mentioning US Embassy Nepal, CPL, PM Nepal, US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry, Hello Sarkar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal, Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Gyawali and BIM Tridents.

“Today I visited @USEmbassyNepal to get the visa of the USA for the upcoming @CPL 2019 tournament. Being a National Cricket Player representing my country in the various leagues since 2016 around the world, I got a big surprise to see my visa got rejected. @PM_Nepal @USAmbNepal,” Lamichhane tweeted.

“I was smiling and I was literally speechless to see all this, having all the proper documents I got this surprise. Being a sportsperson, its gonna be a bit hard for me to go and participate in @CPL for @BIMTridents @hello_sarkar @PradeepgyawaliK @MofaNepal,” he further tweeted.

Following his tweets, the US Embassy was criticized in social media for rejecting Lamichhane’s visa.

Later the US Embassy called cricketer Lamichhane for an interview and approved the visa.

“Finally all the issues have been sorted out. Thanks to the US Embassy of Nepal for your kind cooperation. Big thanks to all the well-wishers and concerned person for putting the valuable efforts,” tweeted Lamichhane after his visa was approved.

Lamichhane had earlier played in 2018 edition of CPL for St Kitts & Nevis Patriots.