After being named in Nepal’s squad for the T20 matches against the MCC and Netherlands at Lord’s and Nepal’s maiden ODIs against the Netherlands on August 1 and 3, left-arm spinner Shakti Gauchan has announced his retirement. Gauchan made the announcement at a press conference in Kathmandu on Wednesday, marking the Netherlands tour as his last with Nepal, reports Espncricinfo.
Gauchan remains in a 15-man squad despite having played just one match at the World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe. Nepal secured ODI status for the first time by finishing as one of the top-three Associates aside from Netherlands, who had regained ODI status after winning the WCL Championship in December. Wicketkeeper Dilip Nath has been dropped in a like-for-like swap with Subash Khakurel in the only change to the squad that toured Zimbabwe.