The search for a new senior cricket team coach is almost over with submission of applications having closed last Friday with former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak, a favourite to get the job.
By Evans Gutsa
It is understood that Streak is in line to fill the vacant post left by Dave Whatmore who was sacked by Zimbabwe Cricket in May this year.
Streak has already spoken of his desire to shift from being a specialist coach to become head of the technical department.
He was the Zimbabwe bowling coach before he moved to Bangladesh in a similar role, while he has also coached in the Indian Premier League in that capacity.
In the meantime, Makhaya Ntini is expected to continue presiding over the team until an appointment has been made.
Zimbabwe lost their ODI series to India in June under Ntini’s watch before they were soundly beaten by New Zealand in their two-match Test series, which was played in Bulawayo in July and August.