Zimbabwe's batting coach Lance Kulsener has retired with immediate effect, days before the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. The men in red are placed in Group B of the Group Stage and are due to kick start their journey against Ireland on October 17th at Blundstone Arena.
He has decided to step down after discussing things on a mutual basis with Zimbabwe Cricket. The former South-African cricketer's resignation will serve as a huge blow to Zimbabwe, who have had all preparations with him, and will have to settle with an interim coach now.
His decision was impacted because of the other opportunities worldwide he is interested in. The statement by Zimbabwe Cricket reads,
"Lance Klusener is leaving his role as Zimbabwe's senior men’s Batting Coach with immediate effect after he reached a mutual agreement with Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC). According to his agent, the decision follows Klusener’s desire to pursue professional engagements around the globe, which will impact his full-time availability for the national team’s programmes."
He joined the team as the batting coach in March 2022. Lance also served ZC in the same role back in 2016 till 2018.
Zimbabwe squad for T20 World Cup 2022: Craig Ervine (c), Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva, Tendai Chatara, Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Wellington Masakadza, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Sean Williams
Standby Players: Tanaka Chivanga, Innocent Kaia, Kevin Kasuza, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Victor Nyauchi