Prakash Mishra is the Captain of Bulgarian National Cricket Team. He is also the Captain & President at National Sports Academy based in Sofia, Bulgaria. Prakash has been playing Cricket from 2009 and has led his team to victory several times. As a Captain, Prakash guided his team to victory in Tri National Series held in Romania. He has also won Best Player and Best Bowler's Award in 2010. Prakash has also done his Level 1 Coaching, Umpiring and Scoring certifications. Bulgaria has also hosted several tournaments and this has helped to spread the game of Cricket in the Community. This has resulted in more and more children taking part in the game. Know more about Prakash Mishra through the Interview below:
1. Tell us about you?
Full Name: Prakash Chandra Mishra
Date of Birth: 09/01/1979
Playing Role: National team captain
Batting Style: Right hand
Bowling Style: Right hand Medium
Address:Franconia Mitterrand no 7
2. At Present: Are you a Coach? A cricket player? A cricket related business? A club Owner? A cricket Fan? Mention your work profile (if anything else).
Captain for national team of Bulgaria. President & captain of cricket club national sports academy Sofia Bulgaria.
In June 2008, ICC granted Bulgaria with Affiliate status and new doors opened for the development of cricket in the country.
3. Are you playing cricket currently? If Yes - Since how long are you playing cricket? What level of cricket have you played so far in your country?
Playing Cricket from 2009 and representing National Cricket Team of Bulgaria.
4. Do you play for any club or a team? Mention their names? When was it founded? Where are you working currently?
Cricket club National Sports Academy founded in 2000.
Bulgarian national team from 2007 (Affiliate Member).
5. Where do you and your team see yourself in coming 5 years? Where do you want to focus in order to improve your cricket?
I see my team improved in native player’s focus for ICC Europe division matches and development of cricket in local community.
6. Do your club/association have any website or Facebook page? Mention their links.
Bulgarian Cricket Federation Facebook Page
7. Any recent achievements/activities that you had. (It could be organizing a small camp, or just playing a match or organizing a cricket camp or playing a tournament series) Do mention the date.
Achievement as a captain: Won the Tri Nation series in 2013 in Romania. For the First time in the history of Bulgarian Cricket, Bulgaria won outside their own Country.
We have our own cricket ground based in national sport academy
Bulgaria host euro t20 in 2012
Won Balkan club cricket tournament in Bulgaria 2013
Personal achievement out side of Bulgaria
got best player’s and best bowler award in 2010 in euro t20 cup 8 national team participate
got best player’s award in 2013 in tri nation cup in Romania 3 national team participate
High score out side of Bulgaria 44 ball 100 runs against Croatia 2010 in euro T20
Best Bowing against Romania 4 over 12 runs 5 wicket
In Bulgaria Highest 183 in 89 ball not out against spring field cricket club UK 2013
Cricket club BTU 4 over 7 runs 9 wicket 2015
Done ICC level 1 coaching /umpiring/scoring
8. Would you like to come to India for a tournament or a coaching camp? Or do you want to travel any other country (if Yes, please mention the name)?
I would love to come to India, which is my mother land. If I get opportunity to teach or to coach or join some camp, it will be pleasure to represent Bulgaria in any country. Same time every year our players travel abroad to Europe.
9. What are the challenges you are facing in your country's cricket? If any, how do you feel to overcome those challenges?
To convince people to play cricket because Bulgaria it not cricket country. Here every body love to play football/ wrestling/ rugby but we are trying to convince people and kids to play cricket so far we can achieve very good result.
Right now we have women team /under 17 team /national team and Bulgarian national team. We have most native players from last 3 years. National team Bulgaria playing 11 have 7 native player’s and every year we have new kids who want to join cricket
10. One thing that you instantly need that would boost the involvement of people in your country's cricket?
To change people mentality about cricket and to put cricket in every school
11. Name any 3 active Cricket Clubs from your locality, Country. Also mention the name and email id of these 3 clubs.
BTU cricket club
Black smith cricket club
National sports academy cricket club
12. Would you like to nominate any club from your country for a free website from Global Cricket Community? If Yes, Why?
We have facebook page of cricket clubs we want to put in global cricket community because in this way more people will know about cricket Bulgaria www.cricket-bg.com