Coach duo Jagat Tamatta and Junga Bahadur Thapa have been honoured with
‘Dhangadhi Cricket’ on the opening of the Sagarmatha Cement Dhangadhi Premier
League (DPL) on Sunday.
Tamatta, the national team head coach, and Thapa were honoured for their
contribution to the game, first as players and then as coaches. Thapa has the
experience of coaching national women’s team for a runners-up trophy in the
2007 ACC Women’s Trophy.
He was also the assistant coach during national men’s team in a three-day
tournament against Hong Kong in 2004. The duo were awarded by DPL organisers
Dhangadhi Cricket Academy.
Tamatta has a long list of accolades as a coach and recently he helped
Nepal register their first ever victory against Kenya in an ICC World Cricket
League Championship match in Kathmandu early this month.
Tamatta has been a key part of the Nepali teams that began to flourish at
the international stage and made into the 2014 ICC World Twenty20. Tamatta was
then the assistant coach. The Dhangadhi Cricket award was presented to former
national team coach Pubudu Dassanayake and Prafulla Vaidya last year.
Tamatta worked under Dassanayake in almost all of the achievement for the
national team in recent years. The Dhangadhi Cricket award winners received Rs