Ricochet News

Ntini to head up the Zimbabwean cricket team

By Asavela Fekema - Jun 2, 2016
Ntini to head up the Zimbabwean cricket team

Former South African bowler, Makhaya Ntini, has been appointed as the new coach of the Zimbabwean team. This is shortly after Zimbabwe’s cricket team terminated a four-year contract of Davenell Whatmore.

Born in the Eastern Cape, Ntini was discovered by a Border Cricket Board development officer. Two years later, he was selected to tour England with the South African under 19 squad.

He was the first ethnically black player in the Proteas, and was the third South African cricketer to take the 300 Test wickets after Shaun Pollock and Allan Donald.

In April, Whatmore was dismissed with immediate effect and was officially removed on Tuesday.

Ntini has been the bowling coach of the team since January with his two-year contract for the team. However his time is to be limited, as he will hold the reins until the appointment of a substantive head coach.

It was announced that he will be officially be the coach on Sunday.