Harare: Zimbabwe have axed their coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza just days before the arrival of India for a six-match limited-overs tour.
Zimbabwe Cricket cited the team's poor performance at this year's World Twenty20 tournament where they failed to make it out of the preliminary stage.
Former Australia Test batsman Whatmore, who coached the country of his birth Sri Lanka to the World Cup title in 1996, was handed a four-year contract in April last year.
He will be replaced on an interim basis by former South Africa fast bowler Makhaya Ntini.
Zimbabwe have also signed former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener as a batting coach for two years.