Zimbabwe Cricket chief executive Ozias Bvute was optimistic of Campbells appointment saying “Alistair will bring a wealth of knowledge to the selection process as well as the organization, we are delighted to welcome him to the team.”
The former Zimbabwean international is happy to be back to assist in the rebuilding of the game.
“I’ve been watching the boys from the sidelines over the last few years and I am looking forward to working closer with them,” Campbell said. ??A left-handed batsman, Campbell was selected into the team that represented Zimbabwe at 1992 World Cup when he was only 19 years. He recorded his first century against India at Nagpur in 2000-01 and followed that up with 103 the following summer, against West Indies.
He was appointed national team captain in 1996 leading Zimbabwe to some notable successes including their remarkable series victory in Pakistan in 1998-99.
Campbell was also part of the competitive Zimbabwe side to qualify for the Super Six in the 1999 edition of the ICC World Cup.