Former Zimbabwe batsman named Plettenberg Bay Pioneers Cricket Club head coach

File image: Mark Vermeulen.

Former Zimbabwe batsman Mark Vermeulen has been appointed head coach of Plettenberg Bay Pioneers Cricket Club.

Plettenberg Bay Pioneers Cricket Club compete in the South Western Districts Cricket Board premier league, alongside George Cricket Club, Union Stars Cricket Club, Knysna Cavaliers Cricket Club and others.

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“We are proud to announce that Plettenberg Bay Pioneers Cricket Club have appointed ex-Zimbabwean international cricketer and current Plett Pioneers player Mark Vermeulen as our head coach for the upcoming cricket season and beyond,” read a statement from chairman Mornay Stuurman.

“Mark brings a wealth of experience that all our cricketers, young and old, can learn from and feed off. You have our support and we thank you for your commitment and dedication towards the development of cricket in Plettenberg Bay.”

Vermeulen played nine Tests and 43 ODIs between 2000 and 2014 – and famously struck a century against the West Indies in 2003.

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