Chigumbura to captain as Utseya resigns

After the sudden resignation of Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwe Cricket Board has named all rounder Elton Chigumbura as their next captain.

Just after the Zimbabwe team returned from the T20 World Cup in West Indies, Prosper Utseya handed over his resignation letter to the Board.

Prosper Utseya said:-It has been a privilege for me to captain Zimbabwe for the past four years.

It has been an experience that has been fraught with many emotions, though I am glad to say that, overall, I have enjoyed the experience immensely and would not have wished for it to be otherwise.

I remain committed to the cause of the team and Zimbabwe Cricket. That commitment is something every international sportsman has. It is more so for those who, like me, have had the honour to lead their national sides.

Utseya captained the team from May 2006, for nearly four years which includes 67 One-Day Internationals and all of the 10 Twenty20 International. He is the economical spinner who will be retained in the team.

Elton Chigumbura being Captain said:- I am humbled by the confidence that the cricket committee and the ZC Board has shown in me to select me for this role.

It is a privilege to lead a team that I have been growing and playing with all these years and I look forward to the challenge.

Zimbabwe squad:

Elton Chigumbura (c), Tatenda Taibu (wk), Brendan Taylor, Prosper Utseya, Chamu Chibhabha, Andy Blignaut, Charles Coventry, Graeme Cremer, Craig Ervine, Greg Lamb, Hamilton Masakadza, Chris Mpofu, Ray Price, Ed Rainsford, Vusi Sibanda


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Posted on May 26, 2010, in Zimbabwe and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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