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Lalchand Rajput staying put as Zimbabwe cricket coach

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Lalchand Rajput staying put as Zimbabwe cricket coach - Sports Leo

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) coach Lalchand Rajput has dismissed speculation that he will be vacating his position soon.

According to reports, the Nepal Cricket Association has been targeting Rajput as its senior men’s coach while ZC insisted he was still contracted with the Zimbabwe team.

Rajput was quoted by newzimbabwe.com saying that his contract runs until the end of September next year.

“I am contracted with the ZC board until September 2021 and I have no intention to leave before that. I have a contractual obligation and I abide by that,” he said.

The former India batsman Rajput is currently in his home country due to lockdown restrictions during the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Earlier this week, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has agreed with India’s decision to postpone it’s three-match One-Day International tour to the African country in August.

Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani told NewZimbabwe.com: “We were looking forward to hosting India, but with the world still in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, the BCCI’s decision to put the tour on hold is understandable.

The tour could still be held at a later stage explained Mukuhlani: “Since the postponed series is part of the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League, we shall work with the BCCI to seek new dates for the tour when we are all in a position to plan for the future with greater certainty.”

ZC director of cricket Hamilton Masakadza said players and staff are ready to begin training again.

“Everything is in place for players to resume training, players training in smaller groups.

“We have had 40 people, the players and support staff tested for Covid-19.

“For now, they will be doing running and cardio work, that is physical training for the first few weeks then we move to the actual training.”

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