Cape Town - Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed
as Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)'s director of cricket, a newly created role
designed to transform the game both on and off the field.
The 36-year-old former Zimbabwe captain, who retired from the
international game only last month, will be responsible for defining
policy, strategy and programmes of "best practice" throughout all
aspects of the ZC cricket pathway.
He will be accountable for the recruitment, management and
interaction of senior cricket technical staff within the cricket affairs
The director of cricket will also ensure that coaches and captains are providing effective leadership to the national teams.
Masakadza, who represented his country in 38 Tests, 209 ODIs and 66 T20Is, will officially begin his new role on November 1.
The decision to appoint a director of cricket was made by the ZC
board, which at its last meeting in August passed a resolution to
restructure the organisation's management.
ZC chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani was pleased that Masakadza had accepted the offer to take up the position.
"This is a key appointment that clearly indicates our desire to
strengthen our cricket across all levels while also improving the game
administratively," said Mukuhlani.
"We are therefore excited about Hamilton taking up the role, which
will see him bringing a fresh perspective to the administration of
cricket and helping us to shape the future of our game.
"I have no doubt that his incredible passion for Zimbabwe cricket,
massive knowledge of our game and the wealth of experience that he
gained from playing at the highest level will help transform ZC and see
him becoming a respected leader in the sport."
- TeamTalk Media