Kathmandu, February 6
Over a week after he began training Nepal cricket team members, Indian Monty Desai received the official appointment as the head coach of the team.
Chandra Rai, the chief of the Organisation Coordination Section of the National Sports Council, says it has approved the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN)’s decision to appoint Desai as the coach after consultation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
“Now, he can sign the contract and begin the job.”
CAN took nearly a month to select the head coach this time due to the updated government rules about the involvement of foreigners in sports events. The national cricketing body had begun the appointment process by calling for applications on January 9.
Desai’s first assignment will be the tri-series against Namibia and Scotland under the ICC World Cup Cricket League 2 beginning in Kathmandu on February 14.