David Houghton says he ‘lost the changeroom’ and resigns as Zimbabwe head coach

David Houghton cricketDavid Houghton (left).

Zimbabwe head coach David Houghton has resigned.

Houghton had been appointed to the post in June 2022.

His resignation comes after Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for next year’s T20 World Cup in the West Indies and United States of America.

They also hadn’t qualified for the Cricket World Cup in India earlier this year.

“I have always had Zimbabwe cricket at heart and, though my coaching of the national team comes to an end, I would love to be involved in other areas,” said Houghton.

“I have lost the changeroom. A new voice is needed. The talent base in Zimbabwe is enormous. How we move players from talented to performing well on the international stage is a great project to be involved in.”

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Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Tavengwa Mukuhlani added: Dave will always be a legend of our game and it is with regret that he felt the changeroom needed a new voice.

“While the past few months have been disappointing as we failed to qualify for both the 50-over World Cup and the T20 World Cup, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past year to rebuild the foundations for long-term success.

“Dave leaves the team with our sincerest thanks for his tireless efforts and we are looking forward to working with him in a different role as we seek to change our on-field fortunes.”

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