Nepal has appointed a former Indian all-rounder as its head coach.

Manoj Prabhakar, a former all-rounder for India, has been named the team’s head coach. Prabhakar takes over for Pubudu Dassanayake, who left his position in July to become the head coach of Canada.

Prabhakar, who played for India in 130 ODIs and 39 Tests between 1984 and 1996, has coached the Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh Ranji teams in the past. He also coached bowling for the Afghanistan national team in 2016.

In a statement released by the Cricket Association of Nepal, Prabhakar was cited as stating, “Seeing the desire for cricket in Nepal, their potential & skill level, I’m truly looking forward to working with the Nepal cricket team to build them into a cricketing power to be reckoned with.”