Monty Desai honoured with Nagarik Nayak award 2080

The Nepalese national cricket team’s head coach Monty Desai has been honoured as Nagarik Nayak 2080. He was awarded for his influence on Nepal’s recent success.

Lalitpur Metropolitan’s Mayor, Chiribabu Maharjan, and Nepal Public Media’s founding president Binod Raj Gyawali honoured coach Desai on Monday on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Nepal Republic Media.

Nepal won 11 of the last 12 CWC League 2 matches after the appointment of Monty Desai and booked a direct spot in the world cup qualifiers in Zimbabwe. In honour of this, he was declared Nagarik Nayak of the Year 2080.

Monty Desai was appointed as the head coach of the Nepalese national cricket team in February 2023, signing a couple of years’ contract.

Earlier, Desai was the batting consultant of the Nepali U-19 team in 2017. Prior to that, he worked for the national cricket team during the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers.

Desai worked as the batting coach of the West Indies for a couple of years. He has had coaching experience with Afghanistan, Canada, UAE and IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions, apart from other regional squads in India and Canada. He was Afghanistan’s batting coach when they won the World Cup 2019 Qualifiers in Zimbabwe.

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