Published on : 10/15/2018

After a successful season last year, Bhairahawa Gladiators team can’t wait to get into action in the next season of the Everest Premier League. Preparations are in full swing and the management is currently strategizing on foreign players, coaching staff and sponsorship acquisition. Led by Sharad Vesawakar, Bhairahawa Gladiators has been the most consistent side in the tournament’s history and we would like to thank all of our sponsors, fans, media and the entire team for their continued support. Bhairahawa Gladiators realizes its duty as a responsible franchise to not just confine its contribution to the tournament days but stay active round the year and help Nepali cricket grow and as a result we have been doing various events to promote Nepali Cricket throughout the year.

In an attempt to further add value to the Bhairahawa Gladiators side and help the players deliver to the best of their abilities, we are honored to announce the recruitment of Pubudu Dassanayake as the head coach of the Bhairahawa Gladiators side for the 2020 season. Dassanayake has been a prolific sculptor in shaping Nepalese cricket and on his coaching Nepal clinched 2013 ICC World Cricket League Division Three along with featuring in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 held at Bangladesh. The success of Nepali Cricket Team in the recent years is credited to this legendary man and we are ecstatic that he has accepted our offer to coach the Gladiators side this season. The contract is for one season only.


“ I am really excited about joining the Bhairahawa Gladiators’ side! Nepal has always been very close to my heart and I am thankful for this opportunity to be back here and contribute to Nepali cricket in whichever way I can! ”

- Pubudu Dassanayake, Head Coach, Bhairahawa Gladiators


“ We are honored to have such a legendary figure as our head coach. I strongly believe that Mr. Pubudu will be a great asset to not just our franchise but also the entire Nepali Cricket fraternity. I’m sure that his presence will help nurture our cricketing talents in a manner that will later translate to the National Team’s strength. Welcome back Pubudu!... Gladiators awaits you !! ”

- Aditya Sanghai, Owner, Bhairahawa Gladiators


“ Pubudu Sir’s appointment as the head coach of the National Team proved to be the turning point in Nepali Cricket’s history. I’m delighted that a legend who has contributed so much to Nepali Cricket and helped transform so many Nepali Cricketers like me is going to be a part of our side this season. We have had two runner’s up trophies in the past two seasons. Perhaps it is going to be Pubudu Sir that will take us over the finish line this year and make us champions! ”

- Sharad Vesawakar, Captain, Bhairahawa Gladiators

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