Lalchand Rajput appointed interim head coach of Zimbabwe


Mumbai: Former India coach Lalchand Rajput was on Thursday appointed as interim head coach of the Zimbabwe cricket team.

Rajput replaced former Zimbabwe pacer Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after the team failed to qualify for the next year’s World Cup.

“They contacted me yesterday. It is a good opportunity for me to take Zimbabwe cricket ahead,” Rajput told PTI.

Zimbabwe Cricket also tweeted the development.

“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,” Zimbabwe Cricket tweeted.

Rajput, who played two Tests and 4 ODIs, is considered a stalwart in Mumbai cricket He opened batting for the domestic giants.

He was the manager of the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Indian team which lifted the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa.

He was also the…

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