Cricket:Campbell Resigns As Selectors Chairman

Campbell will be replaced by former wicketkeeper and batsman Wayne James. James played four Tests and 11 One Day International for Zimbabwe and will join Kevin Curran and Givemore Makoni on the selection panel.

Since his appointment to the post of chairman of selectors in 2006, Campbell has served in two positions including that of chairman of Zimbabwe Cricket’s board’s Cricket Committee.

He has now opted for his position in the Cricket Committee as well as a cricket commentator.

“It has been the greatest of pleasures to select the sides that have spearheaded Zimbabwe’s return to Test cricket and I feel now that it would be best to concentrate my expertise on governing the structure of the game as part of the cricket committee. I have every confidence in the panel I leave behind and look forward to watching teams that are a true representation of the vast amount of talent and experience we have in this country,” said Campbell.

His departure comes a day after Zimbabwe lost its second Twenty20 match to New Zealand and two days before the two countries meet in three One Day International. Zimbabwe and New Zealand will also meet in a Test at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.

Zimbabwe have returned to Test cricket after six years of absence and marked their return with a bang by humiliating Bangladesh in both the ODIs and the Test but suffered a whitewash against Pakistan and have already lost the two Twnety20 matches to New Zealand.