Their Best Was Not Good Enough: Zimbabwe Cricket Explains Decision To Fire Heath Streak

In a statement, Zimbabwe Cricket explained the decision to dismiss coach Heath Streak and captain Graeme Cremer after the senior men’s cricket team failed to qualify for next year’s World Cup. Zimbabwe Cricket also fired batting coach Lance Klusener, bowling coach Douglas Hondo, fielding coach Walter Chawaguta, team analyst Stanley Chiwoza and strength and conditioning coach Sean Bell.

Zimbabwe Cricket said the decision to dismiss  the Zimbabwe ‘A’ team and the Zimbabwe Under-19 team coaching stuff was motivated by bad performances. Said Zimbabwe Cricket:

The Board also realises that the impacted staff all worked hard and tried to perform their duties to the best of their abilities. However, the Board also realises that their best was not good enough. Certain important decisions taken by senior technical staff do, in the Board’s opinion, call into question the judgment and ability of the concerned staff to make such crucial decisions. This has resulted in a collective loss of confidence in the technical teams. The National team’s performances in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018, as well as in the Bangladesh (won one, lost three) and Afghanistan (won one, lost six) tours immediately preceding the tournament, were highly unsatisfactory.

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Heath StreakGraeme Cremer

Heath Hilton Streak is a former cricket player and coach of the Zimbabwe Cricket National Team.He was dismissed as the coach of the national team in 2018 but challenged the legality of the dismissal. Read More About Heath Streak

Alexander Graeme Cremer is a Zimbabwean cricket player who plays for the national cricket team. In May 2016 he was appointed captain to replace Hamilton Masakadza. Read More About Graeme Cremer

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