Dav Whatmore is new coach of Nepal cricket

File: Dav Whatmore

Kathmandu, December 17

Dav Whatmore has been appointed the head coach of Nepal’s national cricket team, the Cricket Association of Nepal announced on Thursday.

He replaces Umesh Patwal, who left the post vacant in February after failing 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.

“Dav is extremely keen to take this new challenge as he strongly believes Nepal has some great talent and has a very bright future in cricket. Nepal is a beautiful country and Dav is looking forward to his new challenge with a bunch of young talent in Nepal,” said Whatmore’s manager Kaustav Lahiri.  

Meanwhile, Nepal’s cricketing body also announced that Raunaq Bahadur Malla has been appointed the general manager, Ramesh Kumar Neupane the chief finance officer and Binod Kumar Das as cricket manager.

Their appointment is effective from January 1, 2021.

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