Supreme Court has upheld the decision of Patan High Court to release rape-accused cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane on bail.

Similarly, the apex court has also lifted the ban on Lamichhane from going abroad which means he will now be allowed to participate in the tri-series cricket matches in the UAE.

Lamichhane, who is accused of raping a minor, is currently out on bail but the Patan High Court had restricted him from going abroad.

In order to challenge the decision of the high court, the legal advisor of Lamichhane, Saroj Krishna Ghimire, filed a petition at the Supreme Court but a single bench of justice Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada on Friday annulled the petition of Lamichhane on January 24.

However, today on a final hearing of a petition filed by the government against the order of the High Court to release Lamichane on bail, the joint bench of justice Sapana Malla Pradhan and justice Kumar Chundal upheld the order of the High Court to release Lamichhane on a bail of 2 million.

Meanwhile, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is currently making attempt to send Lamichhane to UAE for further matches.