The former South African pace bowler has reportedly vacated his role as Zimbabwe’s bowling coach, SportBrief has learned.
By SportBrief Reporter
A coaching vacancy has apparently opened up at Zimbabwe Cricket following news that former South African pacer Makhaya Ntini has resigned from his role as the Chevrons bowling coach.
The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) confirmed the news via an official statement
“It is with regret that ZImbabwe Cricket (ZC) announces that Makhaya Ntini, the National Team Bowling Coach, has tendered his resignation from ZC, with immediate effect”, it read.
The reason for Ntini’s resignation is, however, yet to be determined.
The 40 year-old, who played 101 Tests for the Proteas, has been the Chevrons bowling coach since last year January and had been scheduled to lead the Zimbabwean side for a term of two years but has now resigned ahead of a busy year for South Africa.
Ntini’s resignation comes barely two weeks after Zimbabwe suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of South Africa in a once-off four day test match which commenced on Boxing day.
Ntini was once appointed as the Chevrons interim head coach for the home series against India in 2016 after the sacking of the then Zimbabwean coach Dave Whatmore.