Nepal’s First Women’s Cricket Captain, Nary Thapa Magar, Retires

March 19, 2024
Nary Thapa Magar
Photo: Kathmandu Post

Nary Thapa Magar, Nepal’s inaugural women’s cricket team captain, has announced her retirement from the sport after a distinguished 17-year career.

In a heartfelt message on her Facebook page, Thapa Magar expressed gratitude for the memorable journey and thanked her supporters, especially her family.

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Her leadership saw Nepal reach the final of the ACC Women’s tournament in 2007 and secure semi-final berths in the 2009 and 2011 ACC Women’s Twenty20 Championship. She also guided Nepal to consecutive ACC U-19 Women’s Championship titles in 2008 and 2010.

Known for her prowess as a left-arm fast medium bowler, she represented Nepal in 11 Women’s T20I matches, claiming 17 wickets.

Thapa Magar was part of history when Nepal played their maiden WT20I match against China in 2019, clinching victory by 10 wickets.

Having represented Nepal since 2007, she continued her cricketing journey domestically with the Armed Police Force Club.

The Cricket Association of Nepal bid farewell to Thapa Magar, acknowledging her 17 years of dedicated service and her role in inspiring a new generation of cricketers.

Yukesh Chaudhary

Yukesh Chaudhary is the CEO and Founder of Niriv, The parent company of The Ditible. He writes on sports news and trends, He has been writing sports news from 2021 and has been writing here.

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