Gary Brent named Zimbabwe head coach

Gary Brent named Zimbabwe head coach

Gary Brent is the new Zimbabwe head coach © Getty Images

Former men’s cricketer Gary Brent has been appointed as the head coach of the Zimbabwe side. He will replace Adam Chifo, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) announced in a virtual board meeting on Monday (March 7).

46-year-old Brent played 77 international matches for Zimbabwe across the three formats and took 86 wickets. The medium pacer also played 61 First Class matches, 129 List A games. After retiring from the game in 2008, he has been working in various coaching roles.

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“Gary Brent has been appointed as head coach of the Zimbabwe senior women’s national team. He replaces Adam Chifo,” ZC said in a statement. “Brent is a former Zimbabwe bowler who played four Tests, 70 ODIs and three T20Is during his 12-year international career. Since his retirement in 2008, he has over the years gained extensive coaching experience from his involvement with franchise, provincial and youth cricket.”
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Chifo, who coached Zimbabwe during the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, has been relieved from the duty in the same virtual meeting. Sinikiwe Mpofu, former Zimbabwe women’s player, will work as an assistant to Brent.

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