Baroda appoints Dav Whatmore as director of cricket
Former Australian cricketer Dav Whatmore has been appointed as the director of the Bordeaux Cricket Association (BCA). The 1996 World Cup-winning coach for Sri Lanka was appointed on Sunday (April 19).
The PTI had revealed several days back that Whatmore was set to turn into the Baroda coach having been responsible for Kerala group last season. Whatmore is a prominent coach, who was additionally in charge for India U-19 team that won the junior World Cup in Malaysia in 2008 under Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
BCA secretary Ajit Lele confirmed to PTI (Press Trust India) the appointment of Dave. “Whatmore has been appointed coach of the Ranji Trophy team and director of cricket for two years,” he said.
As a director of the BCA, Whatmore will oversee the Under-23, Under-19 and Under-16 teams.
The 66-year-old Whatmore has previously served as head coach of Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Pakistan national teams after starting a coaching career for Sri Lanka.
Last time, he was the head coach of Kerala senior team. Kerala played in the quarterfinals of the Ranchi Trophy for the first time in 2017-18 season under his first season of responsibility. Kerala, once again, had a great performance under Whatmore next season. They played in the semifinals for the first time. Whatmore, however, ended his three-year relationship with Kerala after failing to reach the knockout stage last season.