Government considers criminal charges on Streak

Heath Streak

The government through the Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation ministry and the Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) is considering prosecuting former Zimbabwe Cricket coach and captain Heath Streak, who was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for eight years for breaching the anti-corruption code on Wednesday.

Charges relate to revealing information for betting purposes, including in the Indian Premier League and trying to introduce four other players to bookmakers between 2016 to 2018.

“The Ministry of Youth, Sports, Art and Recreation and the Sports And Recreation Commission have been notified of the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban former Zimbabwe cricket captain and coach, HEATH STREAK, from ‘all cricket’ for EIGHT years after he accepted five charges of breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

“The ministry has requested the National Prosecuting Authority to ascertain whether any of the criminal laws in Zimbabwe, particularly those relating to corruption, have been breached by Heath Streak in order that appropriate action is also taken locally by the NPA,” SRC chairman Gerald Mlotshwa said in statement yesterday.