Manoj Prabhakar, former India all-rounder has resigned from his post of head Coach of the Nepal men’s National team with immediate effect. Nepal Cricket Board has confirmed the development in a statement. He had been appointed to the position of Head Coach in August 2022. Prabhakar has featured in five T20Is & seven ODIs in the National team including four matches in the World Cup Super League 2.
In Prabhakar’s tenure, Nepal had a fruitful cricketing season as they won five-match T20I series against Kenya by a 3-2 score followed by an ODI series swept. They further won the home ODI series against UAE in November with a 2-1 score. However, they couldn’t create a mark in the World Cup Super League 2 tournament as they suffered two defeats against Scotland & one against Namibia. While their second fixture against Namibia ended in a No result. Currently, Nepal occupies the second position in the World Cup Super Legaue 2 Points Table with eight wins from 24 fixtures.
Manoj Prabhakar carries a rich experience in the coaching arena
Talking about Prabhakar’s achievements, he featured in 32 Test fixtures & 130 ODIs for India. In Test format, he had amassed 1,600 runs in 58 innings at an average of 32.65 with nine fifties & one ton in his kitty & the best score of 120 runs. Prabhakar comes in handy with the ball as well scalping 96 wickets with his best bowling figures of 6-132 in an innings.
The all-rounder has grabbed the limelight in the ODI format as well. He had featured in 130 ODIs amassing 1,858 runs at an average of 24.12. In the ODI format, he has two tons & 11 fifties with his best score being 106 runs. Prabhakar has bagged 157 wickets in ODIs with the best bowling figure being 5-33.
Prabhakar also enjoys a rich coaching stint in the domestic circuit having served as the coach of Delhi, UP & Rajasthan. Prabhakar has served as the bowling coach of the Delhi Cricket team which won the Ranji Trophy in 2008. He also had a coaching stint with the Afghanistan team serving as their bowling coach in the 2015 & 2016 T20 World Cup.