Best cricbuzz prediction: Zimbabwe women’s assistant coach Sinikiwe Mpofu dies at 3

Her death came less than a month after the death of her husband, Shepard McNula, a men’s field coach.

Zimbabwe women’s assistant coach Sinikiwe Mpov has died at the age of 36. Her death came less than a month after her husband Shepherd McNula, who had coached her on the field of the men’s team, died on December 15.

Mpov was pronounced dead on arrival at a medical facility after collapsing at her home in Masvingo on Saturday and an autopsy was scheduled to be performed to determine her cause of death, according to the Zimbabwe Cricket website. .

All-rounder Mpov participated in the first-ever women’s international competition in December 2006 in Zimbabwe. She was also the head coach of her team in women’s domestic cricket for the Mountaineers. Under Mpofu, the Mountaineers won the inaugural Fifty50 Challenge, Zimbabwe’s one-day women’s regional championship for the 2020-21 season. Last season she led them to another final, finishing runner-up in the Women’s T20 Cup.

ZC Managing Her Director Givemore Makoni said:
“Death has robbed us of a truly warm individual, especially a loving mother, one of the pioneers of women’s cricket in Zimbabwe and an outstanding coach at the state and national level to many, including all of us. taken from people.

“With her sudden passing just weeks after the death of her beloved husband, who was also part of our national team coaching staff, this is a huge loss to their young children, families, friends and the entire cricket fraternity.

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