Shakti Prasad Gauchan(Nepalese former cricketers)
Shakti Prasad Gauchan is one of the famous Nepalese former cricketers. He is the only Nepali cricketer to take an international hat-trick. He first represented Nepal in the ACC Under-17 Asia Cup in 2001. He made his debut for Nepal against Oman in July 2002. He played in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand the following year, also making his senior side debut in the same year in the ACC Trophy. He became the second Nepalese cricketer to score an international century, when he slammed an unbeaten 106 off 103 balls against Italy during the ICC World Cup Qualifying Series in February 2005. In August 2018, he retired after playing the first ODI of the Netherlands tour. In December 2018, he retired from all forms of cricket. He was the captain of Jagdamba Giants of the Nepal Premier League. He has also represented the APF Club of the National League and New Horizon College, which played in the SPA Cup. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Nepal’s first-ever One Day International (ODI) match, against the Netherlands in August 2018. He became the head coach of Bhairahawa Queens (franchise cricket team of NCL women’s league) in March 2019.