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Young Hong Kong wicketkeeper-batsman Christopher Carter announced retirement
By Sandy - Oct 2, 2018 5:02 pm
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At the age of just 21-year-old, the Hong Kong wicketkeeper-batsman Christopher Carter announced his retirement from cricket to pursue his dream to become a pilot.

Christopher Carter

On Monday (October 1), Carter told the South China Morning Post, “I already put my studies on hold before but I think it’s time to do what I’ve always wanted to do, and that is to become a pilot.”

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On his retirement from the cricket, Carter has pointed out the lack of funding in Hong Kong cricket is a big problem as it’s not helping them to play the game on a full-time basis.

Carter said, “It is difficult to be a cricketer in Hong Kong given the lack of funding. People within CHK [Cricket Hong Kong] work so hard to try and allow us to play on a full-time basis.”

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Making the debut in the international cricket in November 2015, the young wicketkeeper-batsman Carter played 11 ODIs and 10 T20Is for Hong Kong where he scored 114 runs and 45 runs respectively.

Christopher Carter

In the professional cricket career, the right-handed batsman played 5 first-class games and 17 List A matches where he scored 177 runs and 221 runs respectively (he also played 10 T20s and all as T20Is).

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He also added that some people are working really hard to place the Hong Kong cricket in a respectable position, but their government or the International Cricket Council (ICC) haven’t supported them well enough to grow up the cricket.

Carter said, “The likes of Mark Wright [Director of cricket] and Simon Cook [Head coach] really do their best, but they are not supported well enough by the government or the ICC.”

Carter left the country to undergo a 55-week training in Adelaide (Australia) to become a second officer with Cathay Pacific.