Former Zimbabwe captain Alistair Campbell has been appointed managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket and replaces Wilfred Mukondiwa, who will be redeployed elsewhere in the organisation. Campbell's position will be an all-encompassing role which will include identifying and developing talent for the national team.

He was previously involved in cricket administration as convener of selectors, a position from which he resigned in October 2011, and as chair of the cricket committee until 2012.

Campbell played 60 Tests and 188 ODIs between February 1992 and March 2003. He had retired by the time Zimbabwe's cricket factionalised during the white-player walkout in 2004 and was one of the first of a crop of former players who became involved with the administration when it tried to rebuild from 2009. He played an instrumental role in ending Zimbabwe's six-year self-imposed exile from Test cricket in 2011.

Campbell had been critical of Zimbabwe Cricket recently, calling for more former international players in the national coaching set-up. He has been appointed days after Dav Whatmore took over as Zimbabwe's coach.

Zimbabwe Cricket had created the post of managing director following a board meeting in November last year. ZC also announced positions of general manager [cricket operations] and director of coaching.