Lalchand Rajput appointed Zimbabwe’s interim coach

first_imgFormer Afghanistan coach Lalchand Rajput has been announced as the interim coach of Zimbabwe on Thursday by Zimbabwe Cricket.Rajput was in charge of India when they lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and also had a successful spell with Afghanistan. He was confirmed as coach in a statement by Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday.”The 56-year-old is expected to start work immediately ahead of the triangular Twenty20 international (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July,” said a press release from Zimbabwe Cricket.ZC has named Lalchand Rajput as Zimbabwe’s interim head coach. The 56-year-old former India cricketer is a highly qualified, vastly experienced and well-respected coach who was in charge when India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. We wish you all the best! #Welcome Cricket (@ZimCricketv) May 17, 2018The 56-year-old takes over from Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales next year.Former opening batsman Rajput played two Tests and four One-Day Internationals for India, and was also previously the head of the country’s National Cricket Academy.His first assignment will be the triangular T20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more

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