Lamichhane makes ‘dream’ BBL move to the Melbourne Stars


Nepal spinner Sandeep Lamichhane described it as a “dream” after signing a contract to play for the Melbourne Stars in this season’s Big Bash League (BBL).

The 18-year-old Lamichhane became the first Nepal cricketer to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when he represented the Delhi Daredevils this year.

His impressive performances has seen him land contracts in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), Global T20 Canada and the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).

Lamichhane said: “I am delighted to be joining the Stars, it has always been a dream to play on the MCG. I am very excited to join the team.”

Melbourne Stars list manager Trent Woodhill added: “Lamichhane had a successful IPL debut for Delhi and bowled well in the CPL.

“We have high expectations that he will light up the BBL and become a star of the tournament.”

Lamichhane will play for the Melbourne Stars in two stints: he will join the squad by 10 December before leaving to play the full season of the Bangladesh Premier League on 5 January, and then will return to Australia for the remaining BBL games.