Zimbabwe Cricket Managing Director Ozias Bvute has left his post, following what officials call ‘months of planning’.
He will now be replaced by his deputy Wilfred Mukondiwa.
Bvute took over the role of MD at a time when the game was in dire straits and navigated a difficult period in which the country had to rebuild his cricketing structures from bare minimum following the departure of experienced players after the rebels period.
Often portrayed in some sections of the media as controversial, Bvute will be credited with having spearheaded the hugely popular franchise cricket and helping to bring cricket back to the country at a higher level than the few years after the board had to pick it from the perilous position.
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Phil Chingoka said that the Bvute would still make himself available for an advisory role in the game.
What we find odd though is the timing. As much as they would like to tell us that this after months of planning, changing a position of such importance during a series is a bit odd. It leaves the game open to questions. We wonder what actually happened.
Did Bvute jump or was he pushed out?