Cape Town - Hamilton Masakadza has been appointed as Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC)'s director of cricket, a newly created role designed to transform the game both on and off the field.
The 36-year-old former Zimbabwe captain, who retired from the international game only last month, will be responsible for defining policy, strategy and programmes of "best practice" throughout all aspects of the ZC cricket pathway.
He will be accountable for the recruitment, management and interaction of senior cricket technical staff within the cricket affairs department.
The director of cricket will also ensure that coaches and captains are providing effective leadership to the national teams.
Masakadza, who represented his country in 38 Tests, 209 ODIs and 66 T20Is, will officially begin his new role on November 1.
The decision to appoint a director of cricket was made by the ZC board, which at its last meeting in August passed a resolution to restructure the organisation's management.
ZC chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani was pleased that Masakadza had accepted the offer to take up the position.
"This is a key appointment that clearly indicates our desire to strengthen our cricket across all levels while also improving the game administratively," said Mukuhlani.
"We are therefore excited about Hamilton taking up the role, which will see him bringing a fresh perspective to the administration of cricket and helping us to shape the future of our game.
"I have no doubt that his incredible passion for Zimbabwe cricket, massive knowledge of our game and the wealth of experience that he gained from playing at the highest level will help transform ZC and see him becoming a respected leader in the sport."
- TeamTalk Media