Zimbabwe Cricket has appointed the former Indian opening batsman Lalchand Rajput as their head coach, the board confirmed via a tweet on Friday.

Rajput, 56 was earlier appointed as the interim head coach of Zimbabwe in May. He coached the T20I tri-series involving Australia and Pakistan and ODI series against Pakistan.

On his appointment, Rajput said, “ I am happy and excited over the appointment and look forward to the challenges ahead. I am thankful to Zimbabwe Cricket for recognizing my coaching abilities and giving me a three-year term, but renewable yearly.”

Rajput has played 2 Tests and 4 ODIs for India. He was the manager of Team India when they won 2007 World T20 and CB series against Australia in 2008.

Besides coaching Assam in the previous domestic season Rajput has also served as coach of Afghanistan (in 2016-17). Moreover, the former Ranji player for Mumbai has held administrative positions in Mumbai Cricket Association.

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