Kathmandu. Former India all-rounder Manoj Prabhakar has been appointed as the head coach of the Nepalese national cricket team. The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) has informed that he has been appointed as the head coach through social media.
Prabhakar has played 39 Test matches and 130 ODIs for India. He is the Ranji Trophy winning coach of India. Prabhakar had earlier trained the Afghanistan cricket team as well. Prabhakar has expressed happiness over managing the Nepalese team. “Given the interest in cricket in Nepal and the talent of the players, I am really looking forward to working with the Nepalese cricket team and building it into a cricketing force,” he added.
The head coach of the Nepalese national team was vacant after the resignation of Sri Lankan coach Pubudu Dasanayake. According to CAN spokesperson Prashantavikram Malla, a one-year contract has been signed with Prabhakar. Malla told that he will come to Nepal within a week.