Not so way ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015, Zimbabwe Cricket Association (ZCA) have restored Andy Waller as their coach of its National Zimbabwe Team seven months after he was dismissed from the post. Another former national team and Under nineteen coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed as the fielding coach for the team for the period of the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup of 2015 to be held in Australia and New Zealand, reports Xinhua.
Zimbabwe Cricket Board chairman Wilson Manase has also announced the appointment of former captain Alistair Campbell as managing director of Zimbabwean Cricket’s cricket affairs. Campbell will oversee the day-to-day running of the game in the country and will also assist in looking for sponsorship for the cash strapped association. “We have assigned Andy Waller to the position of batting coach while Walter Chawaguta will be the fielding coach,” said Manase.
They will be reviewing the situations, both good and adverse, after the ICC World Cup and if they feel it is the best thing for Waller to continue as their batting coach, he will soon after be offered a long term contract. Coach Dave Whatmore, however, has agreed to sign a three year deal but he is pleased with what he has seen so far and wants to continue after the World Cup, he added.
Waller was dismissed from his post last year at the back of a disappointing T20I World Cup as well as a drawn One-Day International (ODI) series with Afghanistan at home. He was replaced with Steve Mangongo who only lasted seven months and was shown the exit door after presiding over a poor show in Bangladesh where the team lost all of its matches in the Tests and ODIs against the hosts.
Zimbabwe will travel to Dubai on Jan 28th before they proceed to New Zealand for their warm-up matches.
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