Nepal cricket coach Pubudu Dassanayake resigns

Pubudu Dassanayake
Pubudu Dassanayake. Photo: CAN

Kathmandu, July 20

Nepal cricket coach Pubudu Dassanayake has resigned.

In the resignation submitted to the cricket-governing body, Dassanayake says he is leaving the team due to personal reasons.

He emailed the resignation before the team were in Scotland for a tri-series with Scotland and Namibia under the ICC World Cup League Two. He also announced his decision to leave by organising a press conference in Kathmandu today.

As the team could not perform well, Dassanayake was under pressure.

CAN had appointed him to the position for the second stint in December 2021, by signing a two-year contract.

“It was the toughest decision that I have to take in my coaching career. I love Nepal cricket and I am very emotional to leave at this stage,” CAN quotes Pubudu Dassanayake in a Facebook post, “Reason for my departure is to take care of my family when they need me the most. I will regret it if I cannot do my part for my family at this time. I wish the Nepal team the best.”

Pubudu Dassanayake was the coach of the team from 2011 to 2015 also. During Dassanayake’s term as the coach, the Nepal cricket team achieved some considerable feats and senior players of the current national team frequently remember him.

However, the team could not make any impression during his second term.

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