About eight months ago, the Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) had named Dav Whatmore as its head coach for the domestic season. But Sportstar understands that the seasoned coach – who guided Sri Lanka to its World Cup title win in 1996 – is unlikely to be available for the season, scheduled to begin on January 10 next year.

While Whatmore, who is currently in Australia, indicated that it may not be possible for him to join the team for the truncated season, BCA’s chief executive officer Shishir Hattangadi admitted that Whatmore’s availability looks quite bleak due to the travel restrictions and the COVID-19 protocols.

“When we signed him, we knew that he does not stay in India, but now with the restrictions due to COVID and visa issues, it looks bleak,” Hattangadi, a former Mumbai Ranji Trophy captain, said. “The intention was always to have him (Whatmore) on board. He wanted…

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