Ex-Zimbabwe Captain Graeme Cremer Takes Temporary Break from Cricket
The former Zimbabwe captain, Graeme Cremer has taken a temporary break from cricket due to his family commitments. Meanwhile, the leg-spinner had relocated from Zimbabwe to Dubai, where his wife is pursuing a career in flying. A pilot by profession, Cremer’s wife is out mostly; and thus, he has a full-time job of taking care of his children to adopt in the new environment.
Uncertain over my future – Cremer
Remaining unsure over his future, Graeme Cremer said he hopes his stay in Dubai is temporary; as he wishes to go back and forth to Zimbabwe at some stage later on. Further, the Zimbabwean cricketer wished his teammates good luck for the future events.
“With my wife always away flying, I now have a full-time job looking after the kids and settling them into this new environment,” he said. “I am hoping this may only be temporary, so I may be able to commute back and forth to Zimbabwe, but who knows what the future holds… that’s all I can say at this stage.
“But while I am away I wish Zimbabwe Cricket all the very best in what’s to come, and I hope to join the boys again in the future,”
Meanwhile, it was under the leadership of Graeme Cremer, when Zimbabwe defeated Sri Lanka 3-2 in an ODI series in 2018. Also, Givemore Makoni, the acting managing director of Zimbabwe Cricket, said the news came as a shock to the board and the players. But, he hopes Zimbabwe would get to watch Cremer play for them again in the future.
“Your wickets, numbers and everything you have contributed to our game speak for themselves and we as ZC are proud of you,” Makoni said. “Your services will be greatly missed but we hope to have you in our national colours again soon. In the meantime, we send our best wishes to you and your family,” he said.
The leg-spinner, however, has represented Zimbabwe in 96 ODI’s, 19 Tests and 29 T20I’s.
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