Kathmandu, Oct. 18 -- Paras Khadka has stepped down as the captain of Nepal's national cricket team, making the abrupt announcement via a Twitter post on 15 October, shocking many. It came a day after the International Cricket Council (ICC) restored Nepal's membership by provisionally lifting a ban on the Nepal Cricket Council (CAN).

Khadka debuted in the senior team in 2004 and was appointed captain in 2009, when he was just 22. From winning the Division 5 title in 2010 to gaining ODI status in 2018, Khadka has been a constant guide to the team throughout ICC suspension. Excerpts from his press conference:

What is the reason behind your sudden resignation? It was not sudden. I was waiting for the ban to lift.

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