Tatenda Taibu applies for coaching at SLC

Bipin Dani

Former Zimbabwe wicket-keeper and captain Tatenda Taibu has applied for fielding coach position with the Sri Lanka Cricket, it is learnt here. 

According to the sources in Colombo, Taibu had sent his 6-page CV in pdf to the SLC last month (on 24th September at 17.44).

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One of the pages from Tatenda Taibu's Curriculum Vitae
One of the pages from Tatenda Taibu’s Curriculum Vitae

Confirming the news from London, where Taibu now lives, says, “Yes, I am keen to serve Sri Lankans. WKs are mostly neglected when organizations choose a fielding coach”.

“A fielding coach must also be able to cover that specialist position. That’s the first and foremost advantage of being a former keeper”.

“The other advantage is that I can also assist in many other areas for the team. Sidearm, batting, selection and leadership which are other areas I have experience in”.

Australia’s Steve Rixon is the other notable wicket-keeper, who has successfully officiated at this position in the past.

The 5′-5″ Taibu became the youngest Test captain (20 years 358 days) in history before his record was recently broken by Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan two months ago.

Having retired in 2012, Zimbabwean Taibu had returned to play competitive cricket in Sri Lanka (as overseas player) last year.

Taibu’s attractive CV sent to SLC has his own records and coaching philosophy, which states: my three Ds are: Dedication, Determination and Discipline.

He had also applied for the post with the Indian cricket team and came close to the shortlisted candidates.

The 36-year-old Taibu has ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board Coaching Level 2 certificate.

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