Waller, Campbell is in Zimbabwe world cup team

Andy Waller

Harare: Ahead of the Feb 14 World Cup, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Friday restored Andy Waller as coach of its national cricket team seven months after he was dismissed from the post.

Another former national team and Under-19 coach Walter Chawaguta has been appointed fielding coach for the team during the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, reports Xinhua.

ZC board chairman Wilson Manase also announced the appointment of former captain Alistair Campbell as managing director of ZC’s cricket affairs.

Campbell will oversee the day-to-day running of the game in the country and will also assist in looking for sponsorship for the cash strapped association.

“We have assigned Andy Waller to the position of batting coach while Walter Chawaguta will be the fielding coach,” said Manase.

“We will review the situation after the World Cup and if we feel it is the best thing for Waller to continue as batting coach, he will be offered a long term contract. Coach Dave Whatmore has signed a three-month deal but he is pleased with what he has seen so far and wants to continue after the World Cup.”