Paras Khadka resigns as Nepal captain
Paras Khadka has resigned from the position of captain just a day after Nepal been reinstated by the ICC as full members.
Nepal captain Paras Khadka made a strange announcement on Monday to step down from his leadership position. This decision comes in just a day after the country been reinstated by the ICC as full members.
During ICC’s board meeting on Sunday, the cricket board announced that Zimbabwe and Nepal have been reinstated as full members.
They were suspended in 2016 on the grounds of breaching the ICC regulations, which included the absence of ‘free and fair elections’ due to government interference. The nation’s conditional reinstatement also opens up avenues for funding, which is certainly a good sign for cricket in Nepal, as a plan for Nepal’s full reinstatement gets underway.
However, Khadka’s decision might have shocked the side. He was the man who led Nepal to their first-ever ODI series win against the United Arab Emirates earlier this year, contributing handsomely with a hundred, and remains the only Nepalese player to score a T20I hundred (against Singapore in August).