Heath Streak admitted to the ICC charges and accepted the sanction.© TUSEN
Former Zimbabwe captain and coach Heath Streak was banned from all cricket for eight years for breaking the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code. Streak has accepted five charges of violating the ICC’s anti-corruption code, cricket’s main governing body said in a statement on Wednesday. “Mr Streak was indicted as a participant under the Code by virtue of his status as coach of Zimbabwe from 2016 to 2018 and coach of various national teams,” the ICC added in the statement.
Among other tournaments and series, Streak has been accused of leaking inside information regarding 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) matches. He also accepted the charge of failing to report corrupt approaches during the match. IPL 2018, among other tournaments.
Heath Streak was the bowling coach for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2018.
“Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Streak chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC instead of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing,” the ICC said.
“He will be free to resume his involvement in the game on March 28, 2029,” the statement added.
“Heath Streak is an experienced former international cricketer and national team coach, who had attended numerous anti-corruption training sessions and was fully aware of his responsibilities under the Code,” said Alex Marshall, manager General of ICC Integrity Unity.
“The offenses did not affect the results of the relevant matches and Mr. Streak agreed to assist the ICC’s anti-corruption education program for which we are grateful,” added Marshall. “He also expressed remorse and contrition and entered into this sanctioned decision to avoid the need for a full disciplinary process.”
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