Masakadza gets Zimbabwe Director of Cricket role
Hamilton Masakadza has been named Zimbabwe's Director of Cricket, just over a month after announcing his retirement from international cricket.
The newly created role by the national cricket board has been introduced following the lifting of the suspension of Zimbabwe Cricket by the ICC.
Masakadza has been handed the task of "recruitment, management and interaction of senior cricket technical staff within the cricket affairs department" as part of the board's restructuring.
The former Zimbabwe captain played 68 Tests, 209 ODIs and 66 T20Is for the national side and bid farewell to the sport with a blistering half-century against Afghanistan.
"This is a key appointment that clearly indicates our desire to strengthen our cricket across all levels while also improving the game administratively," ZC chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani said.
"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."
BREAKING NEWS: Former national captain Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed as @ZimCricketv director of cricket, a newly created role designed to transform the game both on and off the field. Congratulations and we wish you all the best! #CongratsHamilton ?????? pic.twitter.com/bVdKy07wKu— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) October 30, 2019
Masakadza has also been given the job of "defining policy, strategy and programmes of 'best practice' throughout all aspects of the ZC cricket pathway".
He will officially take charge as the Director of Cricket on November 1 as the crisis-laden Zimbabwe team aim to elevate the standard of their performances.
"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," Mukuhlani added.