Manoj Prabhakar, the head coach of Nepal’s national cricket team, intends to step down. On August 8, he agreed to a one-year contract.
Following pressure from Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) officials to resign, Prabhakar left for India on Monday. He’ll probably send his letter of resignation from India.
It is unlikely that Prabhakar will remain as coach of the national cricket team, according to a CAN official, given the team’s recent performance.
Nepal defeated Kenya 3-0 in an ODI series and 3-2 in a T20I series while he was in charge. He also led Nepal to a 2-1 victory over UAE in the Sixer ODI Series in Nepal.
His demise, however, was the team’s performance during the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 tour of Namibia, where Nepal lost three of the four games and failed to win any of them.
Sources claim that CAN officials were unhappy with Prabhakar from the start. He was charged with intentionally messing with the lineup and benching players he didn’t like. He’s also been charged with exerting unwarranted pressure on the hiring committee.
“The team manager, officials, and players weren’t happy with him. These differences would not have mattered if we had been winning, but since we weren’t, there was no way we could go on, according to a CAN official.
The representative claimed that CAN requested him to leave rather than have them fire him.
According to Prabhakar, he will present his resignation in Delhi. There are arrangements in place, say sources, to cite family obligations as the cause of his resignation. He will be fired by CAN if he doesn’t resign. Pubudu Dassanayake was replaced by Manoj Prabhakar when the Sri Lankan left.
During the ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 cycle, Prabhakar will become the fourth national team coach to resign. Dav Whatmore, Pubudu Dassyanke, and Umesh Patwal all left the national team for private reasons.