Not just T20 2018: Lalchand Rajput appointed as Zimbabwe's interim head coach

Annette Crawford
May 18, 2018

Cape Town - Zimbabwe have appointed Lalchand Rajput as their new interim coach as a replacement for ousted former coach Heath Streak.

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) also confirmed the development.

Rajput's immediate task will be to prepare the national side for the triangular Twenty20 worldwide (T20I) series involving Zimbabwe, Australia and Pakistan in Harare in July. 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.

India's ex-cricketer Lalchanad Rajput will be stepping into the shoes of a coach once again!


His first assignment will be the triangular T20 series against Australia and Pakistan in July. His last global assignment was with Afghanistan - he was their head coach when they gained Test status.

He also joins the set-up when ZC is now in a contractual dispute with contracted national team players, who have threatened to boycott the upcoming T20I series in protest over outstanding allowances salaries, match fees and bonuses.

Zimbabwe's players have not been paid their salaries for the past two months, while the national players are owed match fees dating back to July a year ago. At the beginning of past year, Rajput toured Zimbabwe with Afghanistan for a five-match One Day International series which the Asians won 3-2. They were due to meet with ZC chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani on the issue on Wednesday.

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