MARY-ANNE Musonda has been retained as the Zimbabwe national women’s cricket team captain until the end of the year.
The decision was arrived at a Zimbabwe Cricket board meeting held in Victoria Falls on Saturday.
Musonda will continue to lead the Lady Chevrons while Josephine Nkomo will continue to deputise her in the national women’s cricket team set up.
Gary Brent, who was appointed to the post of the Lady Chevrons coach last year, was also retained to his post.
Both Musonda and Brent’s positions will be reviewed after the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup Africa Qualifiers in Uganda next month.
“There are no changes to the women’s cricket set-up, although the Board will review the tenures of Zimbabwe Senior Women’s National Team Head Coach Gary Brent and Captain Mary-Anne Musonda after the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier set for Uganda in December,” reads the minutes of the outcome of the board meeting.
Musonda, who is currently in India with the national team for a training camp welcomed her re-appointment as great honour, describing leading the Lady Chevrons as a huge responsibility.
“I am honoured to still be entrusted with leading the side. It is a huge responsibility, one which I do not take for granted,” said Musonda.
Zimbabwe will join Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania and the hosts Uganda in the regional qualifier.
Two teams will proceed to the final qualification stage, the global qualifier.
Julia Chibhabha retained her post as the convener of selectors for the Lady Chevrons.
She was also named in cricket committee that comprises of Blessing Ngondo (chairman), Hamilton Masakadza, Kenyon Ziehl, Russell Tiffin, Dave Houghton and Elton Chigumbura.