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Former Nepal skipper Paras Khadka announces retirement from international cricket



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By TRN Online, Kathmandu, Aug. 3: Former skipper of Nepal National Cricket Team Paras Khadka has announced his retirement from international cricket on Tuesday, morning.

By sharing a statement through social media Khadka wrote, "With utmost clarity, respect and gratitude, I have now decided to retire myself from playing international cricket."

He wrote, "Playing for Nepal has been my biggest achievement and for that, I will always be indebted towards my coaches, players, fans, stakeholders, friends and family for their continuous support over the last 18 years since I started as a young 15-year-old, back in 2002."

"Why now? Because it's about time. As a cricketer, I have given my heart, blood and soul and have always dreamt to achieve better for my country."

"My ultimate dream is to see Nepal have a better cricketing system for which I have spent all my energy, in the last two decades and to improve it will require equal support from everyone in the cricketing community and beyond."

"I believe with everyone's honest effort and intentions, we will be able to do so." He further said, "This amazing journey on a cricket field as an international cricketer ends here but the cricket dreams for my country have just started."