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Streak for T20 charity match

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Former national cricket team captain Heath Streak will turn back the hands of time when he teams up with former and current national team players for a T20 charity match in Mangalore, India, later this month.

Streak will captain the Zimbabwe Africans – a team composed of current and former national team players – who will lock horns with the Karnataka Indians for the “Heath Streak – Corporation Bank – Mohtisham T20 Cricket Cup” on April 29.

This will be the first-ever T20 international cricket match at the NMPT cricket stadium and it is being organised by Joseph Rego, head of the Heath Streak Foundation.

The match will coincide with the launch of the Heath Streak Foundation which aims at supporting children’s education and healthcare for the poor and needy children suffering from heart disorders.

In the Africans team, the former premier fast bowler will be joined by Grant Flower, Raymond Price, Brendan Taylor, Douglas Marillier, Charles Coventry, Terence Duffin, Dirk Viljoen, Alistair Campbell, Mpumelelo Mbangwa and Elton Chigumbura.

The Karnataka Indians are a talented team of young cricketers, selected and groomed by the Dakshina Kannada Cricket Association in Mangalore.

Addressing a press conference in India over the weekend, Rego said the game will be played according to the rules of international cricket, and the stadium atmosphere will be electrifying and carnival-like with DJ music, folk dancers and live entertainment to enthrall the spectators. The objective of the match is to offer talented cricketers of our city the opportunity of a life time to play against an International Cricket Team.

It will also provide the people of Mangalore with their first international cricketing experience and will focus on the urgent need for a cricket stadium, to showcase Mangalore as a sports and tourist destination and most importantly to support poor and needy children financially towards their education and healthcare.

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