Sandeep Lamichhane. (Source: Twitter)

Nepal player Sandeep Lamichhane has opened up about the sexual assault case filed against him.

“I came to know about the complaint filed against me and the false accusation of rape. This has not only affected and damaged my mental health but physical health as well,” said the cricketer.

“I have been mentally and physically affected by the portrayal of a criminal based on false allegations, I have been brought back to normal with the advice of doctors and my health is gradually improving and I am planning to return to Nepal as soon as possible to defend the false complaint against me,” Lamichhane added.

“All these things affected me mentally on the one hand and, on the other hand, I had to go through physical illness. Therefore, I decided to keep myself in isolation for some time,” the Nepalese said.