Monday, 2nd March 2015

Dassanayake’s official contract renewal within 10 days, says Paras

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In a video interview with Nepalnews on Thursday, National Cricket Team’s captain Paras Khadka has said the government is doing official paper work on the salary and contract of Sri Lankan coach Pubudu Dassanayake and is expected to be done in 10 days.

As Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) stayed back regarding the contract extension of Dassanayake saying that it is not in a position to hold the financial burden of the coach, the government has decided to bear the cost of bringing him back.

Khadka praised Dassanayake for his vital role in bringing the Nepali cricket to this level. “Dassanayake is the main person behind the development of professional cricket here,” the captain said.

“We need to bring the coach back as soon as possible to start planning and training for the upcoming matches.”

As the government is positive towards the development of cricket, Khadka hoped that this move would create good environment to boost domestic cricket further up.

Though the Asian Games and Division matches are coming near, Khadka said the team is focused in indoor trainings basically gym and physical fitness due to monsoon.

However, he said the team will soon start full session trainings after the arrival of the coach from Canada, where he resides.



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