CricketJustin Sammons named Zimbabwe head coach
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Justin Sammons has been named the new head coach of the Zimbabwe senior men’s cricket team, Zimbabwe Cricket confirmed on Wednesday. This appointment comes after more than six months of Dave Houghton’s departure from the role. Houghton stepped down following Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the Men’s T20 World Cup 2024.

Sammons, who previously worked with South Africa’s high-performance program and served as a batting consultant for the South African team, brings a wealth of coaching experience to the Zimbabwe team. He will be supported by former Zimbabwe cricketer Dion Ebrahim, who joins as the assistant coach.

Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani expressed his excitement about Sammons’ appointment, highlighting his track record of identifying and developing young talent. Sammons himself expressed his privilege at taking on the role and looks forward to working with the talented group of players.

In addition to the senior team, Elton Chigumbura, the former Zimbabwe captain, has been appointed as the head coach of the Zimbabwe men’s Under-19 team. Rangarirai Norbert Manyande will serve as the assistant coach and batting coach, while Paul Adams, the former South Africa spinner, will be the bowling coach.

The rest of the support staff for the Zimbabwe team will be selected in consultation with Sammons, as Zimbabwe Cricket looks forward to a new chapter under his leadership.