Nepal cricket body appoints Pubudu Dassanayake as the head coach again

File: Pubudu Dassanayake
File: Pubudu Dassanayake

Kathmandu, December 11

The Cricket Association of Nepal ((CAN), the governing body of Nepal cricket, has appointed Sri Lankan-Canadian Pubudu Dassanayake as the head coach of the men’s national team.

A board meeting of the association held in Kathmandu on Saturday made the decision, CAN informs on its socials.

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

As the position of the national head coach was vacant since a promising Dav Whatmore left his assignment halfway in August this year, CAN was looking for his successor.

CAN had called applications from qualified candidates for the position and had received 60. Of them, the board had shortlisted 15 applicants and interviewed further-shortlisted five.

Among them, at the final stage, CAN had considered applications of Pubudu Dassanayake and Monty Desai, but Dassanayake was picked as he is flexible about the pay and he is already experienced with the Nepali team, according to sources.

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