Indian-origin cricketer Anshuman Rath, who captained the Hong Kong national cricket team has stepped down from his position and made himself unavailable for selection to instead play in the Indian first-class setup, with a view to eventually play for India one day.
The 21-year old represented Hong Kong in 38 International matches but now he has decided to farewell Hong Kong to pursue his dream career.
Anshuman Rath celebrates his hundred against Netherlands
“I would like to thank Cricket Hong Kong for everything that they have done for me over the years. It has been a very enjoyable ride with them since the age of 12 but I believe it is time to move on. I wish the players and support staff all the best and I will be keeping a close eye on their future endeavors”, Rath said.
Rath, who holds an Indian passport will also be eligible to play Indian Premier League 2020. Rath averages 51.75 and 65 in 15 ODIs and 9 First-Class matches respectively.