Canada names Monty Desai as head coach

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 16, 2019 15:01 hrs

[Canada], Mar 16 (ANI): Canada have named Monty Desai as their new head coach for the upcoming World Cricket League Division 2 qualifiers.

Desai has had previous coaching experience with  Afghanistan, Nepal, and IPL teams Rajasthan Royals and Gujarat Lions, apart from other regional squads in India and Canada.

He was Afghanistan's batting coach when they won the World Cup 2019 qualifiers last year in Zimbabwe. In all, he has twelve years of coaching experience at the national and international levels.

"Monty is a great addition to any team and Cricket Canada will benefit from the rich experience he brings to the table. Monty’s expertise would be the much-needed strategic support to the senior men’s team as Cricket Canada embarks on a hectic schedule this month onwards, I have known Monty for many years and seen him grow as a successful coach. His willingness to support Cricket Canada is much appreciated. This is the best it can get and we are all excited," Ranjit Saini, President of Cricket Canada said in his official statement.

Canada will feature in the Division 2 qualifiers next month, along with Hong Kong, Oman, USA, Papua New Guinea and the hosts Namibia.

The matches will take place in a round-robin format with Canada facing Hong Kong in their first match on April 20. (ANI)