April 19, 2020 7:40:12 pm
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.
The PTI had reported a couple of days back that Whatmore was set to become the Baroda coach having been in charge of the 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.
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