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Zimbabwe Cricket open applications for head coach position

Dav Whatmore was removed from the coaching position following Zimbabwe's dismal performance in World T20
Dav Whatmore was removed from the coaching position following Zimbabwe's dismal performance in World T20
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Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that they will be accepting applications for the position of the national team’s head coach with a deadline of 9th September.

The announcement was made in a press release by the board and the process was necessitated after Dav Whatmore was removed from his position in May.

Whatmore was announced as the coach of Zimbabwe in December 2014, taking over after a five-month tenure under Stephen Mangongo.

Zimbabwe’s poor performances in the 2015 Cricket World Cup and the 2016 World Twenty20 were the contributing factors to the removal of Whatmore.

After the exit of Whatmore, former South African fast bowler Makhaya Ntini was announced as the interim coach of the side.

According to a report on ESPNcricinfo, Mangongo, the current coach of the Zimbabwe Under-19 team, is among the top contenders for the job along with Douglas Hondo, the coach of the A team.

It is likely that Zimbabwe will announce the new head coach prior to their next international assignment which is a visit from Sri Lanka for two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and a lone T20 International in the months of October and November.

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