Zimbabwe Cricket has announced that Hamilton Masakadza will captain his country once again – alongside Peter Moor as his deputy – in all three formats for the upcoming international cricket season, according to Cricinfo.
The announcements were confirmed by Zimbabwe Cricket’s board of directors, who were also tasked with confirming their three-person selection panel as well as appointing a team manager.
Masakadza took over the reins as interim skipper after Graeme Cremer was stripped of the captaincy following a disastrous 2019 World Cup qualifying campaign on home soil. The 35-year-old had already captained Zimbabwe in the past, and was thus an easy option as replacement for Cremer after Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the upcoming tournament in England and Wales.
He will hold the position until the 2019-20 season, with 28-year-old Peter Moor as his deputy in all three formats. Moor has had plenty of experience at the helm of teams in Zimbabwe’s domestic competitions, but will have a taste of leadership position on the international stage for the first time during Zimbabwe’s upcoming tour of Ireland in July.
Zimbabwe Cricket also announced that Walter Chawaguta, Prosper Utseya and Kenyon Ziehl will serve as the three members of the national selection panel, with Chawaguta remaining as the convenor of selectors. Dilip Chouhan was announced as team manager for the men’s senior side, the ‘A’ team and Zimbabwe’s U19 team.
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