Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak banned by ICC for eight years on corruption charges


Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been handed an eight-year ban for 5 breaches of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) anti-corruption code, the governing physique stated on Wednesday.

The breaches passed off throughout Streak’s function as coach of Zimbabwe and numerous home groups, the ICC stated in a press release.

“Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Streak chose to admit the charges and agreed the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing,” the governing physique stated.

The video games embrace worldwide cricket in addition to matches in Twenty20 leagues in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

“As a former captain and coach, he held a position of trust and owed a duty to uphold the integrity of the game,” Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Integrity Unit, stated within the assertion.

“He breached the Code on several occasions, including facilitating the approach of four other players. At times, he also sought to obstruct and delay our investigation.”

Streak, 47, performed 65 Tests and 189 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe between 1993-2005.