Hamilton Masakadza steps down as ZC Director

Hamilton Masakadza

Hamilton Masakadza resigned from Zimbabwe Cricket’s director position on March 08 as the side failed to qualify for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024.

Hamilton Masakadza steps down as ZC Director

The decision to step down from director’s designation comes after Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the main T20 World Cup tournament in the USA and Caribbean.

Masakadza’s appointment as director in October 2019 came after his retirement decision from international cricket. He has featured in 38 Tests, 209 ODIs, and 66 T20Is in his international career.

His resignation comes three months after Dave Houghton stepped down as head coach. “This decision has come about after careful consideration of the successes and failures of our cricket and my responsibilities,” Masakadza said in his resignation letter.

“As much as there has been a lot of progress in my tenure, the fact remains that we are the only Full Member nation not participating in the next T20 World Cup after our shock loss to Uganda.

“This was indeed one of the lowest points of my career and I take full responsibility as Director of Cricket.”

Under Masakadza’s tenure, Zimbabwe had qualified for the T20 World Cup in Australia, where they progressed to the Super 12s. Masakadza also oversaw the successful staging of the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in 2022 and the Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in 2023.

“This decision was a very difficult one to make and I remain fully committed to Zimbabwe Cricket and would very much be interested in serving in a different capacity as the organization looks forward to hosting the Men’s Under-19 World Cup in 2026 and the Men’s 50-over World Cup in 2027,” Masakadza said.

Recently Zimbabwe Cricket has planned to host India in a five-match T20I series after the T20 World Cup 2024. The first match of the T20I series will kickstart at 04.30 PM IST on July 06 at Harare Sports Club.