In a devastating blow to the Nepali cricket team, star all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee will be sidelined for the duration of the ICC T20 World Cup Asia region final due to an injury sustained during the first match against Singapore. The injury occurred shortly after the toss, forcing Airee out of the game. Bibek Yadav replaced him for the remainder of the match.
Airee’s injury, a severe left ankle ailment, has left the team without one of its key players for the remainder of the tournament. Speaking during a post-match conference today, Sandeep Lamichhane, the prominent spinner of the Nepali cricket team, revealed that Airee’s recovery is expected to take one to two months, adding to the team’s challenges in the competition.
Addressing reporters after Nepal’s match against Malaysia on Tuesday, Lamichhane expressed his concern over Airee’s condition and confirmed the extended recovery timeline. He added that they want to qualify for T20 world cup and gift the success to Dipendra.
The absence of Airee is sure to be a major setback for the Nepali cricket squad as they aim to secure success in the tournament. Airee’s sudden injury has left the team with the task of regrouping and finding ways to compensate for his absence on the field. The road ahead is challenging, but the team’s determination to succeed in the tournament remains steadfast.
The sources near Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has confirmed to us that Airee suffered a talofibular ligament tear, further underscoring the seriousness of the injury and the difficulties he faces during the recovery process.