Following their failure to qualify for the Cricket World Cup, the entire coaching staff and captain Graeme Cremer were fired by Zimbabwe Cricket on Friday.

According to reports, Brendan Taylor will likely be announced as the new captain.

Coach Heath Streak, batting coach Lance Klusener, bowling coach Douglas Hondo, fielding coach Walter Chawaguta, fitness coach Sean Bell and team analyst Stanley Chioza have all been fired.

To complete the overhaul by Zimbabwe Cricket, Zimbabwe A coach Wayne James, Under-19 coach Stephen Mangongo and convener of selectors Tatenda Taibu have also been shown the door.

According to ESPNcricinfo, Streak and his coaching staff were given an ultimatum to resign by 3pm on Friday.

Streak received an email on Thursday evening from Zimbabwe Cricket MD Faisal Hasnain which said: “Further to our discussions, please give your technical staff (and yourself included) until 3pm tomorrow to formally resign. After which time the technical team can consider themselves dismissed and relieved of their duties with immediate effect.”

Streak spoke to ESPNcricinfo after his dismissal: “For everything I have given Zimbabwe Cricket, as a former player and a coach, to be given an email with no full explanation or even the courtesy of a hearing is something I didn’t expect,” Streak said.

“I understand that every coach’s tenure will come to an end, but we should at least have been given the chance to give our comments and ask some questions. I was looking to take the team to the World T20 in 2020.”