Campbell gets new Zim role

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FORMER Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell has been appointed managing director of the country’s cricket board.

Chairman Wilson Manase confirmed yesterday that the 42-year-old Campbell, who played 60 Tests and 188 one-day internationals as a batsman, would assume the post at Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), a role which will see him take charge of the day-to-day running of the organisation. Incumbent ZC managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa will be redeployed to a new role.

former captain Alistair Campbell
former captain Alistair Campbell

Campbell’s appointment was confirmed a day after Australian Davenell “Dav” Whatmore was officially presented as new Zimbabwe coach on Tuesday.

Manase said: “the changes are continuous. As you know, following the appointment of Whatmore, we are also searching for a batting coach before the World Cup.”

Campbell was previously chief selector and later chairperson of the body’s cricket committee.

— Sport24