In recent developments from Zimbabwe, Former Indian coach, Lalchand Rajput has now been appointed as the interim coach of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC).
It was only recently that ZC sacked their entire coaching staff, featuring cricketing greats Heath Streak and Lance Klusner, unceremoniously.
As a result, Heath Streak sought to legal measures to compensate for the behaviour from the management, where the legendary Zimbabwe bowler was intimated about his sacking via Whatsapp message.
The move to dismantle their coaching staff came in the aftermath of the failure to qualify for the ICC World Cup of 2019. Zimbabwe hosted the World Cup Qualifiers early this year.
Zimbabwe were favourites to qualify for the marquee event to be held in England before Afghanistan sneaked in to book their berth along with Zimbabwe.
However, with the intention to start from a clean slate, ZC appointed Lalchand Rajput as their interim coach.
Under the guidance of Rajput, India went on to win the inaugural edition of the World T20 held in South Africa, back in 2007.
Interestingly, Rajput also got appointed as the interim coach during a turbulent time in Indian cricket. It was the period when Greg Chappell got sacked from the position of Head Coach. India exited from the group stages of ODI World Cup of 2007.
“ZC has named Lalchand Rajput as Zimbabwe’s interim head coach. The 56-year-old former India cricketer is highly qualified. Also, vastly experienced and well-respected coach. He was in charge when India won the inaugural ICC World Twenty20 in 2007. We wish you all the best! #Welcome” captioned Zimbabwe Cricket’s Twitter release.
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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 pic.twitter.com/aokEOLqRGS
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) May 17, 2018