Lamichhane in IPL auction final list

Kathmandu, January 20

Nepal’s star legspinner Sandeep Lamichhane has been shortlisted for the auction of the Indian Premier League.

The auction of the VIVO IPL will be held in Bengaluru on January 27-28. The IPL announced the final auction pool, having pruned the original 1,122-strong long list by half on Saturday. The auction pool has been divided into different sets based on the area of expertise of the player, reported Cricinfo on its website.

The final list also includes 17-year-old legspinner Lamichhane, who was one of the nine players to have been requested by the franchises after the longlist was announced recently, reported Cricinfo. The others in the list include Hamza Tariq (Canada), Samit Patel (England), Mohammed Asaduddin (Hyderabad), Midhun S (Kerala), Abhinav Manohar (Karnataka), Ben Wheeler (New Zealand), Mohsin Khan (Uttar Pradesh) and Javon Searles (West Indies). Lamichhane has been placed in the list with the Reserve Price of two million Indian rupees.

Lamichhane came into limelight when he bagged five wickets, including a hat-trick against Ireland in ICC U-19 WC in 2016. He also got an opportunity to train at Michael Clarke Academy run by the former Australian skipper.