Sean Williams has been appointed as Zimbabwe Cricket’s substantive Test captain while Chamu Chibhabha will lead the team on an interim capacity for the one-day international and Twenty20 international sides.
The team captaincy post was left vacant following the resignation of Hamilton Masakadza last month who is now the ZC director of cricket.
Masakadza recommended the appointments which were approved by the ZC board.
“The role of captain is an honour and a responsibility which Sean and Chamu thoroughly deserve, both of them being exceptional players and great servants of our game over the years,” Masakadza said.
“I am delighted that they have accepted their new roles and I extend my congratulations to them and wish them all the best as they help to take Zimbabwe to the next level.”
ZC also announced the appointment of David Mutendera as the convener of selectors, the other selectors are Gavin Ewing, Shepherd Makunura and Prosper Utseya.
“Congratulations to all the selectors. Their qualifications and experience
speak for themselves,” Masakadza said.
“David is a respected former international who boasts massive playing and coaching experience, while he has also previously served as a national selector.
“Gavin has done exceptional work as a coach and national Under-19
selector since he retired from playing international cricket a few years ago and we are fortunate to draw from his heap of experience.
“Shepherd is a veteran coach who has earned the reputation of being a
serial winner, dominating the domestic competitions with his Mountaineers side in recent seasons, and his appointment to the selection panel is well-deserved.
“Retaining Prosper on the panel will not only guarantee continuity but will also ensure that the game keeps benefitting from his massive knowledge of the game and experience,” said Masakadza.