ICC News: Nepal's Paras Khadka Resigns As Cricket Team Captain
Paras Khadka has stepped down as the captain of Nepal’s national cricket team. Khadka himself made the announcement via a Twitter post on 15 October. The resignation comes a day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) restored Nepal’s membership by provisionally lifting a ban on Nepal Cricket Council (CAN). It is reported that the player had a patchy relationship with the Nepal Cricket Board. It is believed that the player did not even contact the board before announcing it on social media.
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Social media announcement
Great to know that the suspension of Nepal cricket has been lifted and would like to wish the new committee to work for the betterment of Nepal cricket,players and its stake holders.— Paras Khadka (@paras77) October 15, 2019
I have hereby decided to resign from my post as the captain of Nepal cricket team.
Jai Nepal !! pic.twitter.com/YuRBZkR7bU
Khadka is vacating the captaincy he held for a decade after taking over the post from the then captain Binod Das in 2009. In his press release, Khadka wished for the new committee to work for the betterment of Nepal cricket, players and its stakeholders.
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Khadka made his debut in 2004 for the senior side and took responsibility as the captain in 2009. The all-rounder recently became the first batsmen for Nepal to score a century in ODI match against UAE in Dubai on 28 January 2019. He scored another century in the T20 format against Singapore on 28 September 2019. Khadka is lauded by the Nepali cricket fans for his immense contribution to Nepali cricket. During his captaincy, Nepal were promoted to T20 status.
Under his leadership, Nepal won the 2010 ICC World Cricket League Division 5 in Nepal. The team also won the 2012 ICC World Cricket League Division 4 in Malaysia, 2012 ACC Trophy Elite in UAE, 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division 3 in Bermuda, 2014 World Cricket League Division 3 in Malaysia, and participated in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Khadka became the sixth Nepali cricketer to score an international century. In that match, he hit an unbeaten 106 off 77 balls against Kuwait during the 2012 ACC Trophy Elite in October 2012. He was undeniably an asset for the country.
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