Former cricket captain Gyanendra Malla retires from international cricket

Gyanendra Malla

Kathmandu, August 4

Former cricket captain Gyanendra Malla has announced his retirement from international cricket.

Malla, who made his national team debut in 2006 in a 4-day match against Namibia in the ICC Intercontinental Cup qualifier in Windhoek, played his last game against Ireland in the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Harare in Zimbabwe.

He started his cricket career in 2005 playing for Nepal’s U15 side in the ACC U15 Cup. He was part of Nepal’s U19 team that went on win the Plate Cup in the U19 World Cup beating New Zealand in the final.

He played 37 ODI matches for Nepal scoring seven half-centuries. He also played 45 T20 internationals for Nepal scoring one century and two half-centuries.

He was part of Nepal’s golden area and played a pivotal role in taking Nepal from the depths of ICC World Cricket League – Division 5 to ODI status. In between, Malla was also part of the team that took part in the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2014.

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