Former Indian cricketer and Ranji Trophy-winning coach Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed as the new head coach of Nepal men’s cricket crew. The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) affirmed the development of Monday. Notably, Prabhakar had likewise previously served in as Afghanistan’s bowling coach for a brief period in 2016.
In his latest role as Nepal’s head coach, Prabhakar takes over the reins from Pubudu Dassanayake, who initially served his first tenure from 2011 to 2016.
He was again appointed in 2021, taking the Nepali side from Division Four of the World Cricket League (WCL) to Division One, the WCL Championship. He additionally took their first major ICC tournament, the 2014 T20 World Cup.
Be that as it may, Prabhakar takes over the Nepali team at a time when Kathmandu is having a bad time in international cricket. Prior, Nepal missed the qualification game for the 2022 ICC Men`s T20 World Cup.
The veteran mentor, be that as it may, hopes to transform Nepal into a force, not to be reckoned with. Prabhakar said, “Seeing the interest for cricket in Nepal, their talent & skill level, I`m really looking forward to working with the Nepal cricket team to make them into a cricketing force to be reckoned with.”
Prior, the CAN put out a statement affirming the former Indian all-rounder’s appointment as their new head coach.
“Former Indian star all-rounder and Ranji trophy winning coach, Mr. Manoj Prabhakar from India has been appointed as the Head Coach of Nepal National Cricket Team. Mr. Prabhakar has played 39 Test matches and 130 One Day Internationals for India. As a Coach, he has experience of working as coach of Afghanistan Cricket Team along with Ranji Trophy teams of Delhi, Rajasthan and UP Cricket Association,” read the statement.