Nepal National Cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake resigns citing personal reasons
Nepal National Cricket team coach Pubudu Dassanayake left his position on Wednesday to take on the same position with the Canadian squad.
Pubudu revealed personal reasons for his most recent decision to resign from the position during a press conference that was conducted in Kathmandu on Wednesday afternoon.
“This is one of the toughest decisions that I had to make till now. Am resigning because of my personal reasons. I would regret it in future if I don’t take this step now,” Pubudu said in the press conference.
Pubudu Dassanayake chosen to lead the Canada Cricket team less than two hours after he announced his departure.
Dassanayake’s appointment as the head coach of the national team announced by Cricket Canada via social media. He has been named the coach of Canada for the second time.
In November and December of last year, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) appointed him for a second two-year term. He chosen after an open process.
Less than a year after appointed, he stated that he would unable to continue in the position. Dassanayake formerly led Nepal as its head coach from 2011 to 2015.
Nepal experienced great and historic cricket success during his first term. For the first time, a team was qualified to compete in Bangladesh’s 2014 ICC T20 World Cup.
Under his direction, Nepal participated in one-day internationals in the ICC World Cricket Division Four. Although his first term continued to be fruitful and noteworthy, his second term was only mediocre.
Following Nepal’s disappointing performance in a triangular one-day series played this week in Scotland as part of the ICC Cricket League Two, his leadership attacked. He was under pressure because the team had just performed poorly.
Only on Tuesday did the Nepali squad come home after playing four games in Scotland and only coming away with one victory. After the team’s dismal performance, his training methods drew harsh criticism from Nepali fans.
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