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Zimbabwe Cricket Appoints Former Captain As Selectors Chairman

Zimbabwe Cricket has appointed former captain Alistair Campbell the new chairman of the national team's player selection committee – a decision in line with recommendations by the International Cricket Council aimed at returning the team to international test play.

One of the ICC's recommendations was to bring former players back into the organization. Many key players departed Zimbabwe Cricket earlier this decade over issues ranging from the deterioration of the rule of law in the country to alleged organizational corruption.

Campbell retired from Zimbabwe Cricket in 2003 having captained since 1996.

Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Ozias Bvute told reporter Marvellous Mhlanga-Nyahuye of VOA's Studio 7 for Zimbabwe that Campbell, who will take up his post at the beginning of August, will bring a wealth of experience to the organization.

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