Kathmandu, January 18
Newly appointed coach of Nepal’s cricket team, Dav Whatmore, has arrived in Nepal. A source close to Whatmore said that he arrived late on Sunday evening and has now quarantined himself for five more days.
The source says that Whatmore is yet to meet officials of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN). He is expected to be unveiled as the coach at the end of this week or at the beginning of next week.
Whatmore was appointed head coach on December 17 by CAN. He replaces Umesh Patwal, who left the post vacant in February after a disappointing stint where he failed to lead the team to the T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia in 2021.
Whatmore, a native of Australia, has the experience of coaching test-playing teams like Zimbabwe, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. He famously won the 1996 World Cup as coach of Sri Lanka. Recently, he coached the Singapore national team.
His first assignment is likely to be tri-series against Oman and USA in Oman due to be held in March 2021.