Former Proteas speedster Makhaya Ntini has stepped down as Zimbabwe’s bowling coach.
The 40-year-old took the role in January 2016 and was also the interim head coach in May 2016 when Dav Whatmore was relieved of his duties.
Ntini’s resignation was announced on Sunday in a statement by the Zimbabwe Cricket board.
‘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,’ the statement read.
‘Makhaya has brought a wealth of experience and practical knowledge to ZC, and ZC and its players and coaching staff were fortunate to have had an opportunity to work closely with him during this period, and to learn from his many years of playing for Cricket South Africa at the highest level.
‘While reluctantly accepting his resignation, ZC fully appreciates and respects the reasons behind Makhaya’s decision, and wishes him all the very best for the future.’
@ZimCricketv regrets to announce that Makhaya Ntini, the National Team Bowling Coach, has tendered his resignation, with immediate effect. And while reluctantly accepting his resignation, ZC fully appreciates and respects his decision, and wishes him all the best for the future. pic.twitter.com/2VEnLYh7Ex
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) January 7, 2018
Ntini played 101 Tests for South Africa and took 390 wickets. He made his debut at Newlands against Sri Lanka on 19 March 1998 and played his last Test against England in Durban on 30 December 2009.
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