Former Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) coach, Heath Streak’s jersey from Indian Premier League (IPL) Kolkata Knight Riders was auctioned off for $1000. The shirt was bought by businessman Zak Hawa and the proceeds will be channelled towards the drilling of a borehole at the Old Mutual Heath Streak Cricket Academy in Bulawayo. Speaking at the event, Streak said,
For me, I think it’s important to build the future for Zimbabwe cricketers. Firstly, I would like to thank all the sponsors, my friends and all the staff for coming out tonight without which we would never be able to set up such a wonderful academy that does so much for this community and the country. The World Cup qualifiers were here recently and the academy successfully hosted some of those practice [matches], which were here and a lot of feedback from those teams is that they were very happy including the Zimbabwean team which trained here. The feedback I got from the Scottish and Afghan teams was outstanding and they said that our wickets were brilliant and we could host games here.
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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