Pubudu Dassanayake is likely to be back as Nepal cricket coach

File: Pubudu Dassanayake
File: Pubudu Dassanayake

Kathmandu, December 9

Pubudu Dassanayake, Nepal cricket coach from 2011 to 2015, is likely to be appointed as the Nepal cricket coach again, reveal sources close to the country’s cricket governing body, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN).

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 is vacant since a promising Dav Whatmore left his assignment halfway in August this year, CAN is currently 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, CAN is currently considering Pubudu Dassanayake and Monty Desai, but Dassanayake is more likely to be peaked as he is flexible about the pay and he is already experienced with the Nepali team, according to sources.

“However, a final decision is yet to be made. We are yet to do many things before that.”

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