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Baroda appoints Sri Lanka's World Cup winning coach Dav Whatmore as Director of Cricket

  • Press Trust of India
  • April 19th, 2020
  • 18:37:34 IST

Vadodara: Sri Lanka's World Cup-winning Australian coach Dav Whatmore was on Sunday appointed Baroda's Ranji team coach as well as Director of Cricket, state body's secretary Ajit Lele confirmed.

Whatmore's side crashed to a stunning defeat last night. Reuters

Whatmore has also coached the Pakistan and Zimbabwe cricket teams in the past. Reuters

The PTI had reported a couple of days back that Whatmore was set to become the Baroda coach having been in charge of Kerala team last season.

Whatmore is a noted coach, who was also in charge of India U-19 team that won the junior World Cup in Malaysia back in 2008 under Virat Kohli's captaincy.

BCA secretary Lele told PTI: "Whatmore has been appointed as coach of the Ranji trophy team and also the Director of Cricket for a period of two years."

In his role as Director of Cricket, the age-group coaches, U-23, U-19 and U-16 will be guided by the Australian, Lele said.

It is learnt that after BCA offered him the job, Whatmore gave a go-ahead from his end and communicated his decision to former Mumbai batsman Shishir Hattangadi, who is the CEO of the Association.

Following a dismal season, Whatmore had parted ways with Kerala after spending three years with the southern side.

Updated Date: April 19, 2020 18:37:34 IST

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