Chris Carter

Hong Kong's Chris Carter quits cricket to become a pilot

Chris Carter

The 21-year-old, who was born in Hong Kong but grew up in Perth, Australia, paused his studies two years ago to represent his country of birth – for whom he has played 11 ODIs and 10 T20Is.

Since his return to Hong Kong in 2014, Carter has become a key part of their national squad, but he has now upped sticks to Adelaide where he will spend 55 weeks training with a view to becoming a second officer with Cathay Pacific.


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“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,” said Carter, who helped Hong Kong beat Malaysia in the Asia Cup Qualifier earlier. In the Asia Cup itself, they featured in the same group as Pakistan and India and came close to securing a famous victory over the Indians in their second match. Carter was a regular feature in the Hong Kong side, usually batting in the top four.

While his new career is now his No.1 priority, the wicketkeeper-batsman has not ruled out a return to the Hong Kong national team in the future.

Hong Kong, China