- Sinchan Saha | October 8, 2022 | 12:04 pm
Following a mutual agreement with Zimbabwe Cricket, the former South African all-rounder has resigned as Zimbabwe’s batsman coach ahead of the T20 World Cup. As Zimbabwe ramps up their preparations for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which begins on October 16 in Australia, his resignation will be a significant setback.
Klusener’s decision was influenced by his desire to take on additional international professional obligations. According to Zimbabwe Cricket’s statement, After reaching an agreement with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), Lance Klusener will step down as the senior men’s batting coach of Zimbabwe immediately.
“According to his agent, the decision follows Klusener’s desire to pursue professional engagements around the world that will affect his full-time availability for national team events. We are grateful to Lance for everything he has contributed during his time with us.”Zimbabwe Cricket’s Managing Director Givemore Makoni also commented on Klusener’s departure.
That includes helping us qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, which is going on in Australia.
He could not continue with us on a full-time basis:-
“Unfortunately, due to his pressing commitments elsewhere. He could not continue with us on a full-time basis. And we agreed that his contract would have to be terminated in the best interest of both parties. We wish him all the best as he pursues new endeavors,”he concluded.
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After serving as the team’s batting coach from 2016 to 2018, Klusener joined the team in March of this year. Along with Ireland, West Indies, and Scotland, Zimbabwe has been placed in the first round’s Group B. On October 17, he will begin his campaign against Ireland.