Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed Zimbabwe Cricket’s Director of Cricket, a newly created role by the national board aimed at transforming the game in the country both on and off the field.
The 36-year-old former Zimbabwe captain will officially begin in his new role on Friday (November 1).
The decision to form this role was taken by the ZC in its last meeting, in August, where the board passed a resolution to restructure its management.
“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 of the appointment. “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,” he added.
In this new job profile, Masakadza, who retired from international cricket last month, will be tasked with defining policy, strategy and programmes of “best practice” throughout all aspects of the ZC cricket pathway. He’ll also be responsible for the recruitment, management and interaction of senior cricket technical staff.
Masakadza will also be in-charge of ensuring that the coaches and captains are “providing effective leadership” to the national teams.