Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has appointed Dave Houghton as the coaching manager in charge of developing and implementing coaching programmes across all formats and levels of the game in Zimbabwe, and also run special cricket camps.
His “ultimate aim”, according to a ZC statement, will be to “help coaches to get the best out of players”.
Houghton will also be head coach at the provincial side Mountaineers for the 2021-22 season.
This isn’t the first time Houghton has assumed the role of ZC’s coaching manager, having been brought on in a similar role back in 2009.
He was also head coach of the men’s national side in the late 1990s, and was at the helm during their memorable run to the Super Six stage of the 1999 World Cup in England, following memorable group-stage wins over India and South Africa.
He captained Zimbabwe in their inaugural Test against India in 1992, and scored a century on debut.
The 64-year-old Houghton is one of Zimbabwe’s greatest batters.