Indian coach Monty Desai is the new head coach of the national cricket team. Ministry of Youth and Sports granted Monty a permission for appointment. Following the conclusion of a procedure it took almost a month.
The National Sports Council receives the letter that the Ministry has signed. Desai is providing formal training to the Nepal cricket team since last Sunday. But the official appoint is yet to come. Nepal is playing a triangular series against Namibia and Scotland. The matches will be playing at Trivi Maidan Kirtipur as part of ICC Cricket World Cup League 2.
Nepal, which is second from last among the 7 teams in League 2, has to win most of the matches in the series to make it to the upcoming one-day World Cup qualifiers and to maintain the one-day recognition.
Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) player selection committee called for applications for the head coach of the national team and out of 24 people who applied within a week, 5 shortlisted people were interviewed on 4th January.
Nepal, which is second from last among the seven teams in League 2, has to win the majority of the series to qualify for the next one-day World Cup qualifiers and keep its one-day status.
The head coach of the national team vacancy was up for applicants for a week, and five candidates likely to face interview on January 4.
Monty Desai appointed as Nepali National Cricket Coach
Among those who applied were Indian coach Monty Desai, former Nepal coach Australian Dave Whatmore, Sri Lankan great bowler Dhammika Prasad, departing Bangladesh cricket team head coach South African Russell Craig Domingo, and former New Zealand T-20 team head coach Glen Poknall.
After the coach selection committee at CAN proposed Desai’s name, the performance committee made a decision and forwarded it to Rakhep for approval.