Zimbabwe Sack Dav Whatmore, Hamilton Masakadza Ahead of India Series
Zimbabwe Cricket replaced coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Mazakadza with former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini and Graeme Cremer.
- Dav Whatmore has been sacked as coach of Zimbabwe
- He will be replaced by Makhaya Ntini in the interim period
- India and Zimbabwe will play 3 ODIs and T20Is each
Zimbabwe on Tuesday sacked coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza and named former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini and Graeme Cremer as interim coach and captain of the side ahead of theirlimited-overs series against India, starting June 11.
Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)said the changes were made keeping in mind the team's poor performance in the ICC World Twenty20.
Zimbabwe crashed out in the preliminary stage of the ICC World Twenty20.
Bowling coach Ntini will take over the charge as interim coach from Australian Whatmore, who was handed a four-year contract in April last year.
"Head coach Davenell Whatmore has had his contract terminated with immediate effect. Bowling coach Makhaya Ntini has taken over in an acting capacity until the appointment of a substantive head coach," a statement from ZC said.
Coaching & selection changes follow @ZimCricketv board's review of senior men's performance at 2016 ICC World Twenty20 tourney in India- Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) May 31, 2016
"The board has also relieved Zimbabwe top-order batsman Hamilton Masakadza of the captaincy for all three formats of the game. His deputy, Graeme Cremer, will act in the interim," it added.
Zimbabwe have also signed former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener as batting coach for two years.
Former SA international Lance Klusener has been named @ZimCricketv's new batting coach in a bid to strengthen senior men's technical set-up- Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) May 31, 2016
Zimbabwe will play India inthree One-Day Internationals and as many Twenty20 Internationals, starting June 11 at the Harare Sports Club here.