Zimbabwe set to undergo major changes

Brendan Taylor may not captain Zimbabwe in all three formats for much longer

Brendan Taylor may not captain Zimbabwe in all three formats for much longer

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Zimbabwe are set to undergo major changes in the coaching and captaincy departments.

Zimbabwe Cricket are considering appointing a director of cricket to oversee all training camps and are also mulling over the prospect of splitting the captaincy across all three formats.

The board will propose these ideas during a meeting on July 24.

This means that head coach Andy Waller is likely to become director of cricket and take over all training programs. However, this means that he will no longer be in charge of the national team.

“Theoretically it is a good idea but it should have been done when there were coaches around to choose from and if there was money to pay them,” a source close to Zimbabwe Cricket said.

With Waller likely to be promoted, it means that his second in command, Stephen Mangongo, is the top candidate to become head coach.

However, Mangongo has had his problems with the national team in the past. In May 2013, Mangongo admitted to pushing leg-spinner Natsai Mushangewe after he failed to deliver instructions during a match against Bangladesh.

“I don’t know how the players will respond to Stephen being appointed and being directly in charge,” the source said.

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