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Pubudu Dassanayake resigns as Nepal Cricket Team’s head coach

Pubudu Dassanayake

Nepal national cricket team’s head coach, Pubudu Dassanayake resigned from his role on Wednesday, citing personal reasons.

Pubudu was heavily criticized after Nepal’s back-to-back poor overseas tour and batting woes.

The Sri Lankan-born coach was appointed as Nepal’s head coach by the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) in December last year, for two years.

As per CAN, Pubudu tendered his resignation before the start of the Scotland tour which was accepted as CAN respects his decision and private space.

In a press meet today at Hyatt Palace, the head coach formally announced his views.

“It was a tough decision that I have to take in my coaching career. I love Nepal Cricket and I am very emotional to leave at this stage”, Pubudu said.

“The reason for my departure is to take care of my family when they need me the most. I will regret it if I cannot do my part for my family at this time. I wish the Nepal team the best. Special thanks to the Cricket Association of Nepal for giving me this opportunity to come back to the Nepal team and for trusting my abilities. Wishing the very best to CAN”, Pubudu further said.

The 52 years old who has played 11 Tests and 16 ODIs for Sri Lanka was adjudged as the Most Successful Nepal coach in his first tenure.