Samples of resignation letters for a cricket captain(3 samples)

This blog post will show examples of a cricket captain’s resignation letters.

Writing a “cricket captain resignation letter.”

When writing a cricket captain’s resignation letter, you need to keep some things in mind.

  • The first step is to tell your employer about leaving your job and the final work date. Keep it short as the essential part of the letter is the last date of your work.
  • Indicate the reason you are leaving your job. It would be best to be polite as you will leave a positive impression on your employer. Maintain your composure when drafting the letter.
  • Finally, thank your employer for the position and the opportunities you have enjoyed during your work period.
  • Ensure you proofread your letter before sending it to your employer. You can send the letter to your family and friend to check for grammatical errors.

Sample 1:

“Dear Team members and Sports Officials,

Good morning. I hope everyone is doing well. I am currently very busy with my MSc research work and thesis writing, so I cannot manage any time for cricket. That is why I am resigning from the USM cricket team captain post right now to concentrate better on my studies and research.

Dear team members, I request you to gather for a team meeting and decide the future steps of the USM cricket team and related matters. I also asked the USM sports department to appoint Mr. Danish as an interim coach/manager for the team’s betterment. Feel free to discuss these matters in the upcoming team meeting.

Finally, It has been a distinct honor and privilege to assume the captaincy of the USM cricket team. A copy of my resignation letter is attached to this email. Sincere apologies for any inconvenience caused; your positive support is very much appreciated.

With Best Regards

Muhammad Hassan Bin Afzal (Team Captain from February 2012 to September 2012)”

Sample 2:

“Dear Team members and Sports Officials,

It’s been seven years of hard work, toil, and relentless perseverance every day to take the team in the right direction. I’ve done the job with absolute honesty and left nothing out there. Everything has to come to a halt at some stage, and for me, as Test Captain of India, it’s now. There have been many ups and downs along the journey, but never has there been a lack of effort or belief.

I have always believed in giving my 120 percent in everything I do; if I can’t do that, I know it’s not the right thing to do. I have absolute clarity in my heart and cannot be dishonest to my team. I want to thank the BCCI for allowing me to lead my country for such a long period and, more importantly, to all the teammates who bought into my vision for the team from day one and never gave up in any situation. You guys have made this journey so memorable and beautiful.

To Ravi Bhai and the support group who were the engine behind this vehicle that consistently moved us upwards in Test Cricket, you all have played a massive role in bringing this vision to life. Lastly, a big thank you to MS Dhoni, who believed in me as a Captain and found me an able individual who could take Indian Cricket forward.

With Best Regards

Virat Kohli (Team Captain from February 2012 to September 2012)”

Sample 3:

“February 1, 1999

Mark Taylor’s resignation letter to the ACB

Mark Taylor

February 1, 1999, Mr. Denis Rogers Chairman Australian Cricket Board 90 Jolimont Street JOLIMONT 3002

Dear Denis,

As someone who has been immensely proud to have represented his country in cricket and, importantly, to have had the honor of captaining a highly successful Australian team for the past five years, this is a most challenging letter to write.

Since the Sydney Test early last month, I have had a lot of time away from the game to review my position as a player and the Australian Test captain. And while I have reaped enormous enjoyment and satisfaction from representing my country and sharing in so many memorable Test -Series victories, I must admit that some personal doubts have emerged these past few weeks concerning whether I would indeed be serving the best interests of Australian cricket and my own best interests by continuing to make myself available for international selection.

When I was appointed Australian captain in 1994, I vowed that when I eventually retired from Test cricket, hopefully, the standing of the Australian team in international cricket would at least be as high as it was when I assumed the leadership from Allan Border. As well, on a personal basis, I constantly desired to depart the game with a satisfying individual contribution. I believe both goals have been achieved.

As you and your ACB colleagues and the Australian selectors are aware, I have deliberately refrained from making long-term plans concerning my cricket future these past few years; instead, it has come down to a series-to-series decision mainly influenced by my form and how well I was enjoying the game at the time.

And in considering my future from 1999 onwards, I have always had a strong desire to spend more time at home with my wife Judi and our two young sons, William and Jack.

This has been a tough decision, but the right one. I am entirely satisfied I have made the correct decision for the right reasons. At this stage, I would like to continue playing for New South Wales, but this will depend on what decisions I eventually make concerning my future business career.

I would be most grateful if you would please convey to your ACB colleagues, the Australian selectors, and the many other people involved in the custodianship of Australian cricket my great appreciation for their support and encouragement over the years.

I would also like to take this opportunity to record the immense enjoyment I have had from the many enduring friendships I’ve stuck playing the game of cricket, from my days as a youngster at Wagga to the hallowed Test grounds of the world. I will now have more time to enjoy these friendships.

It has been a great honor to have been selected to play cricket for Australia, to have been appointed the nation’s 39th Test captain, and to have been associated with performances on the field that have cemented Australia’s position as the world’s leading Test playing country.

To my successor as Test captain and the players chosen for the coming West Indies tour, I wish them the same level of success and satisfaction. I will be with them in spirit all the way.

Yours sincerely

Mark Taylor”

Frequently asked questions:

How do you become the best cricket captain?

To be a great cricket captain, you must project authority and confidence. You should also be a good communicator and keep your cool under pressure. The most crucial part is that you should know and have cricket skills.

How is a captain of a team selected?

The couch selects the team captain. The factors that determine the selection are; leadership skills and morals. 

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