The original coach of the first ever underdog champion team in World Cup history will have another crack at grooming a few more minnow teams ahead of next year’s World Cup.
Dav Whatmore, Sri Lankan born Australian, who coached Sri Lanka’s 1996 World Cup winning team will support world cricket’s less known sides ahead of the blockbuster event in Australia and New Zealand next February.
Whatmore will play an advisory role in ICC High Performance Programme that will help Afghanistan, Ireland, Scotland and UAE prepare for cricket’s marquee 50-over event, the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, the ICC announced.
“We welcome Dav Whatmore to this important advisory role. Dav’s extensive coaching experience, including leading Sri Lanka to its unforgettable ICC Cricket World Cup victory in 1996, will provide excellent support and expertise to the four qualifying teams as they put the finishing touches on their preparations for cricket’s premier one-day tournament,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said.