ZC appoint women team technical staff

HARARE - Zimbabwe Cricket has appointed a three-man technical department to spearhead the national women cricket team for next month’s World Cup qualifiers set for Ireland, the Daily News has learnt.

The trio of former national team player Mluleki Nkala, Southern Rocks assistant coach Shepherd Makunura and Midwest Rhinos women’s coach Clement Mahachi form the team.

They are faced with the mammoth task of taking the team to next year’s Twenty20 World Cup in Bangladesh.

The players are expected back in camp on Sunday after taking a short break since the four-match warm-up series against a South African Select that ended in a whitewash recently.

The team has been without a substantive coach since Alister Zowe’s contact expired two years ago.

Short-lived Zimbabwe international David Mutendera was briefly appointed, but later turned down the job in favour of a coaching job at St John’s College.

Zowe was unhappy with the nature of his dismissal.

“When you are employed you work with certain goals and ambitions, we were not only looking at taking part in Ireland but qualifying for Bangladesh and beyond,” Zowe told the Daily News.

“There’s absolutely nothing that you can do when your services are no longer needed, I guess I just have to respect the decision and live with it.”


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