Whatmore named Zimbabwe coach

2014-12-27 19:32
Dav Whatmore (AP Photo)

Harare - Australian Dav Whatmore will start work on Sunday as the new Zimbabwe cricket coach ahead of the 2015 World Cup.

Zimbabwe Cricket said on Saturday that the former Sri Lanka and Bangladesh coach will be in charge of the African side at the tournament, which starts mid-February, after Stephen Mangongo was fired on December 18.

Whatmore, who is 60, and Zimbabwe Cricket are hoping to sign a longer-term deal after the World Cup.

Under the deal, Zimbabwe players will also receive coaching from Whatmore's Dubai-based cricket academy.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe have failed to clinch a deal with former captain and coach Dave Houghton as Whatmore's assistant and team batting coach due to his commitments with English county side Middlesex.

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