Paras Khadka has resigned as the captain of Nepal’s national cricket team.  Khadka, 31 year old the Nepal allrounder, announced his decision through his twitter account on Oct 15th.  The announcement came a day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) restored Nepal’s membership.

Paras Khadka will still play for the team after a short break.

He captained Nepal since 2009, making him the longest serving captain in Nepal Cricket’s history.  Under his leadership, “Nepal won ICC World Cricket league Division 5  in 2010, 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.”

Nepal secured the ODI status, at the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe in 2018 under his leadership.

Another major achievement was in January 2019, when Nepal rose to their “first-ever ODI series win, against UAE, where he became the first man from his country to score an ODI century.”   Same year in September, Paras also became the first Nepali batsman to score a T20I century, against Singapore.


Here are some of the reactions from his fellow team-mates, fans, former head coach, and from US Ambassador to Nepal.







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