Dav Whatmore Shortlisted For Baroda Coaching Role
Dav Whatmore (© IANS)

The Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) has shortlisted Dav Whatmore among the candidates to take over as their head coach. Whatmore brings with himself years of experience in coaching top-flight cricket that includes guiding Sri Lanka to their maiden ODI World Cup title in 1996.

“The Apex council members of the BCA have given a go-ahead for the office bearers to have a discussion with Dav Whatmore on the coaching/mentoring position,” the BCA said in a statement.

Apart from Sri Lanka, the Australian has also coached Bangladesh, Pakistan and Zimbabwe at the international level. He also has coached IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders for two season.

If confirmed, this won’t be Whatmore’s first tryst with Indian domestic cricket having earlier coach Kerala for two seasons as well.

“Whatmore was one of the candidates shortlisted for the position of head coach and mentor. The association is still in discussion, internally, on availability and the terms of engagement,” the statement read. “The process of communication, intent, clarity of role and compensation is in the discussion stage and the work is in progress at the moment.”

“Unfortunately, in the current situation all discussions are in virtual space and any on-ground decisions will be taken once there is clarity on cricketing activities resuming,” the BCA added.

Whatmore played seven Tests and one ODI for Australia between March 1979 and January 1980.