Manoj Prabhakar, a former Indian pacer, has been named the team's head coach, according to the Cricket Association of Nepal. Pubudu Dassanayake, 52, the former Sri Lankan Test wicketkeeper-batter, who left the position in July claiming "personal reasons," has been replaced by him. Dassanayake then accepted a similar position with the Canada men's team.
He had previously worked as the bowling coach for Afghanistan's squad before joining Nepal's team. Prabhakar has coached the Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh Ranji teams in the past.
“Former Indian star all-rounder and Ranji trophy winning coach, Mr. Manoj Prabhakar from India has been appointed as the Head Coach of Nepal National Cricket Team. Mr. Prabhakar has played 39 Test matches and 130 One-Day Internationals for India. As a coach, he has experience of working as coach of the Afghanistan Cricket Team along with Ranji Trophy teams of Delhi, Rajasthan, and UP Cricket Association,” The Cricket Association of Nepal said in the official statement.
In a statement released by the board, Prabhakar was described as stating, "Seeing the desire for cricket in Nepal, their talent & skill level, I'm truly looking forward to working with the Nepal cricket team to transform them into a cricketing force to be reckoned with."