Former Zimbabwe captain and pacer Heath Streak has been banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for 8 years. He was convicted of violating several sections of the anti-corruption policy.
Streak started working as a coach after leaving the professional game. From 2016 to 2018, he was the coach of the Zimbabwe team. He also played for a number of domestic teams in Zimbabwe. Heath Streak has also served as Bangladesh’s pace bowling coach.
The ICC has launched an investigation into several matches during his tenure. Apart from the Zimbabwe match, the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) and Indian Premier League (IPL) matches were also investigated. During these tournaments, he was accused of corruption and smuggling information to gamblers.
Despite initially denying it, the former cricketer later admitted to violating five sections of the ICC’s anti-corruption policy. Then the sword of prohibition came down on him.
Heath Streak worked as the bowling coach of the Bangladesh team from 2014 to 2016. He then became the bowling coach of Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL in 2018 and is one of the best cricketers in the history of Zimbabwe.