BCCB is producing a series giving an insight into the work of the Cricket Development in Bhutan. We are delighted to be starting with Mr. Dampo Dorji, former national player and district Coach of Wangdue. He has influenced and encouraged so many young cricketers in Bhutan to get started and also to progress further in the game.
He is 32 years old from Tsirang and has been playing cricket for the last one decade. He is renowned for the nerve wicket taker with his leg spin and sixes.
He started playing cricket at early stage when he was in Darjeeling. Later when he moved to Thimphu, he played for few clubs namely Rigsum Cricket Club and Takin City. He loved playing cricket as it came naturally, and emphasis that he loves bowling (leg spin), he laughed and mentioned that he is fondly known as “SADU” among cricket fraternity because of his magic leg spin.
For him, he mentioned that he has been fortunate to be cricketer. He was player once and now he is district Coach of Wangdue. He also stated that this is his livelihood and his ‘hands on’ approach towards the role assigned as a coach has always taught him good lesson in his life and remains a tremendous challenge, no day is the same, and there is an ever-growing variety of player
His coaching philosophies among youth revolve around hard work, discipline and respect.
My goal remains to be as coach, grow numbers playing cricket in the Dzongkhags, and to continue to be inspired by the players that I have worked.