Nepal’s national cricket team Head Coach Pubudu Dassanayake resigns

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Kathmandu: Head Coach of Nepal men’s national cricket team Pubudu Dassanayake has resigned citing personal reasons, eight months after the appointment.

Dassanayake handed over his resignation to the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) soon after the cricket team returned after completing a tour of Canada and Scotland. He resigned a week ago and informed the press only on Wednesday.

Speaking at a press meet, Dassanayake called the resignation the most difficult decision of his career. “This is the most difficult decision taken by me so far. I resigned for personal reasons,” Dassanayake said at the press conference.

Dassanayake was appointed men’s national cricket team Head Coach in December. Dassanayake had previously worked as the coach of the Nepali national team from 2011-15. He was considered one of the successful coaches of the national team as Nepal had played T20 World Cup in Bangladesh under his leadership.

His leadership was criticized following Nepal’s poor performance in a triangular one-day series under the ICC Cricket League Two held in Scotland this week. He was under pressure as the team failed to deliver well lately.