Former Zimbabwean captain Tatenda Taibu has applied for the fielding coach position of Sri Lanka. The news was confirmed by the wicket-keeper batsman himself as he revealed sending his 6-page CV to the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) last month. Taibu is also one of the most experienced Zimbabwean cricketers having played approximately 200 International games.
Taibu, who retired in 2012 and played competitive cricket in Sri Lanka last year as an overseas player, expressed his wish to serve SLC. Holding a Coaching Level 2 certificate given by England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), the 36-year old is confident of adding value to the Sri Lankan coaching panel. Steve Rixon is another notable person in this race.
“I am keen to serve Sri Lanka. Wicket-keepers are often neglected while teams appoint fielding coach. However, a fielding coach should know the basics well by covering some special position – that’s the foremost advantage of a wicket-keeper. With my experience, I can also share insights in many other areas of the team,” said by the second youngest Test captain.