Alistair Campbell named head of the national selection panel

Posted by admin on July 07, 2009

Former Test batsman Alistair Campbell has been appointed the chairman of selectors in yet another remarkable appointment by the Zimbabwe Cricket board following David Houghton's and Andy Waller's return to the organisation.

Campbell has been a commentator for Zimbabwe in recent years, and has shown an astute knowledge of the game - he was widely touted as a future coach. In his new role he will provide a wealth of experience, having been involved in 60 Test matches and 188 ODI's, including 2 Test centuries and 7 ODI centuries. He is a past Zimbabwe captain.

ZC managing director Ozias Bvute said as much, "Alistair will bring a wealth of knowledge to the selection process as well as the organisation, we are delighted to welcome him to the team."

Campbell, who will assume his new position on August 1st, will replace Kenyon Ziehl who has recently been named as a franchise CEO.

Of his appointment, Campbell said "I've been watching the boys from the sidelines over the last few years and I am looking forward to working closer with them."

Campbell's appointment as head of selectors comes as part of the ICC recommendations ahead of Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket. Joining him on the selection panel will be a representative from each of the five franchises.