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Zimbabwe cricket extend Dav Whatmore's reign as head coach

1.87K   //    01 May 2015, 03:25 IST
(From left) Wilson Manase and Dav Whatmore

Dav Whatmore’s contract as the head coach of Zimbabwe cricket team has been extended for next four years. The cricket board announced this news after the confirmation of Zimbabwe touring Pakistan later this month.

“We signed a contract yesterday which is going to be a four-year deal,” Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Wilson Manase said in a press conference.

Whatmore, who played for the Australian national team in the late 70s, has ample amount of experience when it comes to coaching. He has been the head coach of Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh national sides. Before this, Whatmore was on the contract with Zimbabwe cricket as the head coach from last December to recently concluded World Cup. Praised for his job during the quadrennial event by the Zimbabwe cricket board, former Australian was earlier hinted to continue the role after the World Cup too.

61-year-old will be looking forward to the upcoming series against Pakistan as the opportunity to start afresh and bring the Zimbabwe’s cricket to a new level. He knows that Pakistan had a whitewashed in Bangladesh and will look to capitalise on the situation.

Currently, Zimbabwe ranks 11th in the ICC ODI cricket ratings above rank 12th Afghanistan.

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