Nepal, the growing cricket country, greeted warmly its new national cricket team coach Umesh Patwal on May 31, 2019.
The newly-appointed coach will upgrade Nepal’s much-loved, native coach Jagat Tamatta, who assisted the country win the much-desired ODI level after the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe.
Patwal was hired as Nepal’s coach after the National Sports Council handled the International Cricket Council for Patwal’s appointment, in the absence of the Cricket Association of Nepal ( CAN).
Patwal is not an outsider to the Nepal cricket team. He was the national team’s batting adviser for the aforementioned qualifier.
He was also important in Nepal’s victory in their first ODI series against UAE previously this year.
The newly-appointed trainer is now charged with the responsibility of using Nepal beyond its ODI status and creating it as one of the top names in the world cricket.
“We have to see Nepal as one of the most powerful cricket playing nations in Asia, and then in the world. We want to play the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia and hopefully, we are going to be able to get there,” declared Patwal .
“It’s due to the people of this country why I chose the Nepali team. The people I have worked with are very excited about the game, particularly the players I am not concerned about the people who follow cricket. The players have a very good heart and put lots of effort,” he declared.
“For the next two months, we have to ensure that we all come together to help Nepal develop as a cricketing country. Since it’s only a one-year agreement and we are hopeful to make some adjustments in the basic tradition of cricket in Nepal,” said Patwal .
In the meantime, Nepal cricket team captain Paras Khadka warmly greeted warmly coach Patel’s appointment stating that he was hopeful that the country will make the most of a skilled coach.