Bvute quits Zimbabwe Cricket

Bvute announced Monday that he had resigned from his post and his deputy Wilfred Mukondiwa will take over.

“I have relished the job for the last few years and look forward to remaining involved in the years to come, albeit in a different capacity, said Bvute in a statement. “ The game has and always will occupy a special place in my heart, and I consider it an honour that the board has asked me to stay involved.

Bvute is credited with turning the sport around in Zimbabwe and has in his reign been encouraging mass participation.

In the last few years the game has changed face with more sponsors coming in and its introduction high density schools where such top players as Tatenda Taibu emerged from.

Only last year Zimbabwe returned to Test cricket having taken a six year break to sort themselves out after most senior players quit the national team.

ZC board chairman Peter Chingoka paid tribute to Bvute’s contribution and pledged to continue working for the revival of the sport.

“This decision follows months of planning, we have defined our new strategic drive and that is to create a sustainable business model for cricket in Zimbabwe. Mr Bvute’s experience and strategic input will contribute to that goal,” said Chingoka.