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Zimbabwe coach and captain sacked

Zimbabwe has axed their coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza just days before the arrival of India for a five-match limited-overs tour.
•    Zimbabwe Cricket cited the team’s poor performance at this year’s World Twenty20 tournament where they failed to make it out of the preliminary stage.
•    Former Australian Test batsman Whatmore, who coached the country of his birth Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996, was handed a four-year contract in April last year.
•    He will be replaced on an interim basis by former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini.
•    Head coach Davenell Whatmore has had his contract terminated with immediate effect. Bowling coach Makhaya
•    Ntini has taken over in an acting capacity until the appointment of a substantive head coach. 
•    The board has also relieved Zimbabwe top-order batsman Hamilton Masakadza of the captaincy for all three formats of the game. His deputy, Graeme Cremer, will act in the interim.
•    Zimbabwe have also signed former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener as a batting coach for two years.
•    Zimbabwe played against India in three one-day internationals in Harare starting on June 11, as well as two Twenty20 games.