Elton Chigumbura steps down as Zimbabwe's captain

Chigumbura's first stint as captain lasted for just a year after he took over in May 2010.

Elton Chigumbura steps down as Zimbabwe's captain

Soon after Zimbabwe defeated Bangladesh by 18 runs in the four-match T20I series, Elton Chigumbura stepped down as skipper of the team.

While the 29-year old said he was committed to playing for more years as a batsman, he added it was time for someone else to lead the team.

"I have enjoyed the challenges that came with leading the team," he was quoted as saying by ESPN Cricinfo. "Now I feel it's the best time to leave it to the next guy to lead us so I can focus on my game as a player. I am sure I will lead from the front as a senior player as I still believe I have more years of playing in me and of winning games for the team."

The right-hander's first stint as captain lasted a year after he took over in May 2010. Zimbabwe are yet to announce a replacement.

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