Coach Prabhakar arrives

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Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Aug 14 : Nepal’s national men’s cricket team head coach Manoj Prabhakar arrived in Kathmandu on Saturday evening to take the charge of men’s cricket team for the upcoming Kenya tour.

Addressing the press at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Coach Prabhakar said that he was very excited to be a part of Nepal’s national cricket team and said the job as the new coach of Nepal.was a challenge for him which he 

had accepted.

“I love Mount Everest and working in the nation of Mount Everest was a different experience and I think to get a result at the international level. “ I know how to improve youngsters and talented players and I am here in Kathmandu to just help them in the batting,” Prabhakar said.

CAN officials have welcomed coach Prabhakar at TIA.

CAN appointed former Indian cricketer Prabhakar as the head coach of the men’s cricket team last Monday.

Earlier, The Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) announced the name of the national squad for the Kenya tour last Tuesday. Nepali senior men’s cricket team is visiting Kenya for the bilateral series scheduled for August 25 to September 5.

The final squad for the Kenya tour includes Skipper Sandeep Lamichhane, Gyanendra Malla, Rohit Paudel, Sompal Kami, Aasif Sheikh, Basir Ahamad, Aarif Sheikh, Arjun Saud, Dipendra Singh Airee, Pawan Sarraf, Dev Khanal, Shahab Alam, Aadil Alam, Kishor Mahato, Karan KC, and Bibek Yadav. 

Similarly, The domestic cricket governing body CAN have called Jitendra Mukhiya, Bhim Sharki, Pratish GC, and Hari Shankar Shah as the reserves for the Kenya tour.

Nepal will be playing five T20 Internationals and three 

One Day matches in their Kenya tour. The T20I series will be played from August 25 to 30. Three One- Day matches will be played from 

September 2-6.

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