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Cricket: Lalchand Rajput named interim coach of Zimbabwe

Lalchand Rajput has been named interim coach of Zimbabwe, together with his first project a triangular Twenty20 collection towards Australia and Pakistan in July.

Rajput was in cost of India once they lifted the inaugural World Twenty20 in 2007 and likewise had a profitable spell with Afghanistan.

He was confirmed as coach in an announcement by Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday.

The 56-year-old takes over from Heath Streak, who was sacked in March after Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the Cricket World Cup in England and Wales subsequent 12 months.

Former opening batsman Rajput performed two assessments and 4 One-Day Internationals for India, and was additionally beforehand the pinnacle of the nation’s National Cricket Academy.

Reporting by Nick Said; Editing by Toby Chopra

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