Elton Chigumbura steps down as Zimbabwe captain, wants to contribute as senior player

Elton Chigumbura's resignation coincided with former captain Brendan Taylor saying he would consider returning to play for Zimbabwe.

By: PTI | Khulna | Updated: January 23, 2016 11:39 am
Elton Chigumbura, Elton Chigumbura captaincy, Zimbabwe vs Bangladesh, Zim vs Ban, Bangladesh vs Zimbabwe, Ban vs Zim, cricket news, Cricket Elton Chigumbura was criticised after Zimbabwe lost to Afghanistan earlier this month. (Source: AP)

Elton Chigumbura has stepped down as Zimbabwe cricket captain following the 2-2 Twenty20 series draw in Bangladesh.

All-rounder Chigumbura said on Friday “it’s the best time to leave it to the next guy to lead us”.

Zimbabwe won the last two games to salvage a draw in Bangladesh.

The 29-year-old Chigumbura said he still wanted to contribute to the team as a senior player.

His leadership was heavily criticised when Zimbabwe lost 3-2 to minnow Afghanistan in their one-day international series late last year.

Chigumbura’s resignation coincided with former captain Brendan Taylor saying he would consider returning to play for Zimbabwe after his contract with English county team Nottinghamshire expires.

Taylor quit international cricket following last year’s World Cup to take up a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire.

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