•      Fri Jun 21 2024

Nepali cricket coach Prabhakar arrived in Kathmandu

Indian all-rounder cricketer and Nepal’s head coach Manoj Prabhakar arrived in Kathmandu. (photo: newspolar.com)

Kathmandu : Indian all-rounder cricketer Manoj Prabhakar has arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday to take over as the head coach of the Nepali national cricket team.

Last week, the Nepal Cricket Association (CAN) selected Prabhakar as the head coach for Nepali national team.

“It’s a challenge, and I have accepted it. I am ready to support the young Nepali players,” said 59-year-old Prabhakar at the Tribhuvan International Airport. CAN has signed a contract with him for one year.

Next week, the Nepali team will travel to Kenya to play five Twenty20 Internationals and three ODIs. This will be Prabhakar’s first challenge as a coach of Nepal.

He also said that the reason for coming to Nepal was geographical calculation as well. “I myself am a person who grew up in the hilly area, I live in the hilly area. Those who live in hilly areas have different stamina and aggressive nature. That’s why I have accepted the challenge of Nepal and everyone is excited because I will get good results,” said Prabhakar.

Prabhakar was born in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh of India, and played domestic cricket for India from Delhi.

He pointed out that being the head coach is a challenge in itself and said, “It’s a challenge to develop a team and compete at the international level. I have enough experience, so I know how to improve the young players in the team. The improvement will be felt in 2-3 months.”

He further said, “I have been watching videos of how the Nepali players are playing. I will help them in batting. We have to work hard in batting.”