FOX Sports – HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe has appointed former India batsman Lalchand Rajput as interim coach amid turmoil after Heath Streak, his backroom staff, the captain and the chairman of selectors were all fired.

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  • HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) Zimbabwe has appointed former India batsman Lalchand Rajput as interim coach amid turmoil after Heath Streak, his backroom staff, the captain and the chairman of selectors were all fired.
  • Zimbabwe Cricket said Thursday that Rajput would be in charge for the triangular Twenty20 series with Australia and Pakistan in July.
  • The firing of Streak and his backroom staff, captain Graeme Cremer and chairman of selectors Tatenda Taibu came in March after Zimbabwe failed to qualify for next year’s 50-over World Cup, the first time it won’t be at the tournament since 1979.
  • The board’s managing director, former International Cricket Council finance chief Faisal Haisnan, resigned this month.
  • Zimbabwe cricket has been plagued for years by battles between the players and the board over unpaid wages.


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