Streak Resigns As Heath Streak Cricket Academy President, Academy Rebrands

Heath Streak, the former Zimbabwe Cricket captain and coach has resigned as the president of the Heath Streak Cricket Academy in Bulawayo.

The Academy has since rebranded to Zimbabwe Youth Cricket Academy.

This comes after Streak’s ban from the sport by the International Cricket Council over corruption which all started with two pieces of Bitcoin and an iPhone for his wife.

The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has since endorsed the ICC’s decision to ban Heath Streak from all cricket activities for eight years after he accepted five charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Incoming president, former chief executive officer Joseph Rego Friday confirmed Streak’s resignation from the academy.

The board of trustees of the academy met yesterday and resolved to change the name of the academy. Speaking to NewsDay, Rego said:

The board formally ratified the resignation of Streak from all academy-related operations and the trust. The board also accepted the request made by Streak that the name of the trust and the academy be changed. The board has resolved that the academy shall henceforth be known as the Zimbabwe Youth Cricket Academy.

Rego said he appreciated the honesty and transparency exhibited by Streak following the ICC decision.

Former board chairman Elifasi Mashaba is now vice-chairman.

Streak will continue to count his losses following his participation in corrupt activities between 2017 and 2018.

The ICC has been carrying out investigations for over a year until the conclusion of the matter this week.

Over the last year or so, Streak had kept a low profile after losing all his jobs abroad.

The government of Zimbabwe is contemplating pressing criminal charges against the former fast bowler and it could yet get worse for him.

More: Pindula News; NewsDay

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