(Last Updated on April 15, 2021 by GERALD NCUBE)
HARARE – The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) says the ministry of sports has called on the National Prosecuting Authority(NPA) to initiate investigations into possible criminal conduct by Heath Streak following his eight-year ban by the ICC.
In a statement, SRC said they had been notified of the ban on Streak and had requested the NPA to investigate for any possible criminal conduct.
“The Ministry of Youths Sports, Arts and Recreation (‘the Ministry’) and the Sports and Recreation Commission(‘SRC’) 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 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,” read the statement from the SRC.
The statement further stated that both the ministry and the SRC had zero tolerance to corruption hence fully support the decision by the ICC.
Yesterday, the international cricket governing body announced an eight-year ban for the former Zimbabwe cricket legend after he accepted five charges of breaching the anti-corruption code.