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Cremer: From Zimbabwe’s captain to their opposition in upcoming series

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Zimbabwe leg-spinner Graeme Cremer was removed as captain after his side failed to qualify for the upcoming World Cup in England.

Zimbabwe are set to lock horns against UAE in a four-match ODI series. Now, Cremer is now set to face Zimbabwe as he has joined UAE as a coaching consultant.

Since losing the Zimbabwe captaincy, he moved to Dubai with his family, where his wife works as a pilot for Emirates and he started working as a coaching consultant for the UAE’s representative teams.

As his contract was extended by the national coach Dougie Brown and performance manager Will Kitchen, he is now set to help UAE go up against his former colleagues.

“It happened overnight that Dougie and Will contacted me. We had a good chat, and it has been nice to be involved with the main side. They are a great bunch of guys, and I enjoy working with Dougie and Will.

“It is really nice to be wanted, coming in to a consultancy role like this. I was really happy to come and help these guys, because I knew they were really talented. They just haven’t been exposed to that higher level yet,” Cremer said after joining UAE.

The leg-spinner also said that he was impressed with UAE’s leg-spinner Imran Haider, who he thinks is a “real asset for UAE cricket”.

“I haven’t seen an Associate leg-spinner like him. He has all the tricks, and has a good head on his shoulders. There is not much that needs changing there, but I think there are tactics and strategy where he could really learn a lot. He is a real asset to UAE cricket.”

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Cremer played 19 Tests, 96 ODIs and 29 T20Is for Zimbabwe. — BDCricTime


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