ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) managing director Ozias Bvute quit his job on Monday, officials confirmed.
Zimbabwe Cricket chairman Peter Chingoka said Bvute’s departure followed “months of planning”.
He has been replaced by deputy managing director Wilfred Mukondiwa.
Chingoka said in a statement on Monday night: “On behalf of the board I would like to thank Ozias for the years of hard work and dedication that he has given to Zimbabwe Cricket after taking over at a particularly challenging time.
“I am delighted to confirm that his expertise will not be lost entirely to the game as he accepted our request to be on hand to offer advice and consultation, particularly with matters to the commercial opportunities in the game.
"I cannot think of a man better qualified, and more experienced than Wilfred to take over and we are confident that the transition will be seamless.”
Bvute said his work was done after seeing Zimbabwe navigate some choppy waters to return to the Test Cricket fold.
“I have relished the job for the last few years and I look forward to remaining involved in the years to come, albeit in a different capacity,” Bvute said.
“The game has, and always will occupy a special place in my heart, and I consider it an honour that the board has asked me to stay involved.
“I accepted the position of managing director almost by default, and in difficult times. I have seen our vision to make cricket a sport of mass participation become a reality, so in that regard my work is done.
“The next phase is to ensure that our team becomes consistently competitive and I have every confidence in Mukondiwa’s ability to take up the challenge."