Zimbabwe Cricket to restructure, hire new coaches after Board accepts findings

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The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) Board met on Saturday and adopted the comprehensive report presented by a Committee of Inquiry that was established to probe Zimbabwe’s World Cup qualification failures as well as to review ZC’s cricket affairs structure.

The three-member Committee, chaired by Mr Lloyd Mhishi, presented its report to the Board after gathering input from various stakeholders, both internal and external.

After deliberating on the findings, the Board resolved to adopt the report in its entirety and to immediately implement the Committee’s recommendations, key among them:

  • to restructure ZC’s Cricket Affairs Department and its personnel;

  • to restructure ZC’s domestic and development pathway;

  • to advertise to fill the Head Coach positions for the Zimbabwe Senior Men’s National Team and the Zimbabwe Under-19 Men’s National Team;

  • to restructure the coaching set-up at first-class level;

  • to establish a National Academy; and

  • to set up indoor training facilities in all the five first-class provinces.

Management was tasked to look at all the recommendations made by the Mhishi Committee and present an action plan to the Board within four weeks.

During the meeting, the Board also confirmed Walter Chawaguta as the substantive Head Coach of the Zimbabwe Senior Women’s National Team, while Prosper Utseya’s resignation from his position as Head Coach of the Zimbabwe Under-19 Men’s National Team was accepted.


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