The board had appointed former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini as the interim coach © Getty Images
The board had appointed former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini as the interim coach © Getty Images

After some sudden changes in the support staff recently, Zimbabwe Cricket has now started searching their new head coach. It was in May this year that the board sacked their head coach Dav Whatmore while also took away captaincy from then captain Hamilton Masakadza— a decision that left the world surprised. However, they had appointed former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini as the interim coach who served as the same for the following two series at home against India and New Zealand. Now, the board looks to sort things out and get a permanent solution as they seek for a head coach for the national cricket team. FULL CRICKET SCORECARD: Zimbabwe vs New Zealand 2016, 2nd Test at Bulawayo

As reported by espncricinfo.com, the new coach will have a lot to do to improve Zimbabwe’s domestic cricket in order to make sure they produce more promising options.

Zimbabwe, after trying Elton Chigumbura and Masakadza, have now settled for Graeme Cremer as the captain across formats. The board, apart from appointing Ntini, also hired Lance Klusener as their batting coach and former captain Tatende Taibu as the convener of the selection panel. The board, in a released statement, said Taibu “will have additional responsibilities in development and high performance, and will also assist ZC in bringing former Zimbabwe players back into local cricket,” reported the same source.

Zimbabwe will next play Sri Lanka at home in two Tests, three One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and a Twenty20 International (T20I). However, there are chances for West Indies to join Sri Lanka and turn the bilateral series into a triangular one.