Nepal’s Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat has said the government will support if the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is not in the financial condition to re-sign Pubudu Dassanayake as the country’s coach.
CAN on Monday had said it was not in the financial position to hire a coach. It further said it will take the decision on recruiting any coach once it receives grant from international governing bodies.
According to CAN acting general secretary Uttam Karmacharya Asian Cricket Council and International Cricket Council has around $425,000 to provide the country’s cricket governing body.
“Govt cannot lose coach Dassanayake who s worked hard to raise our cricket status. Govt to support if CAN has become bankrupt and incapable,” Mahat wrote on his twitter account on Tuesday morning.
Promptly after CAN’s decision, skipper Paras Khadka had said on Monday evening he will quit playing cricket if Dassanayake is not back.
“Good evening Family, Friends, Fans and Everyone. If we want to take Nepal Cricket further we Need Pubudu Dassanayake at any cost and if that doesn’t happen than I will also not be able to continue playing for Nepal any further …Would like to thank everyone for the Constant Support during all the ups and downs..
Jai Nepal..!!” a facebook status of Paras said soon after CAN’s decision.