THE Old Mutual Heath Streak Academy Trust has hired talented and now retired cricketer Tafadzwa Muzarawetu, pictured, to join their coaching department.
The appointment of Muzarawetu, a former Mashonaland Eagles seamer, comes at a time the academy has been restructuring to enhance their development strategy.
Muzarawetu, 29, who hails from Glen View in Harare, played 22 first class games, seven List A and a single Twenty20 for the Eagles.
He was also part of the trail-blazing Eagles side that won a treble under the tutelage of Stanley Timoni in 2016.
“The Academy has appointed Muzarawetu, a mountaineering cricketer and a prominent coach to boost the Academy’s coaching department.
“Also in the pipeline is Dean Mangongo, a reputable coach.
“The Academy is delighted by the presence of Sean Williams, the Zimbabwe National Cricket team captain who has been occasionally visiting to impart professional training on the children and boost the morale of these youngsters to develop their potential to the fullest,” the Academy’s chief executive officer Joseph Rego told journalists during the unveiling ceremony.
In his acceptance speech, Muzarawetu said he was hoping to achieve the best during his tenure in the second largest city.
“It’s not an easy task, but the good thing is I will be doing what I am passionate about, developing the young kids that will be fed straight into the national team.
“It is something that is achievable because there is a lot of untapped talent on the grassroots,” Muzarawetu said.