By Larry Trusida
The local cricket governing body, Zimbabwe Cricket, says it has been vindicated by the International Cricket Council’s decision to ban former Captain and Coach Heath Streak for breaching the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.
This comes after ZC raised the red flag over Streak’s questionable team selection four years ago.
On 22 March 2018, Zimbabwe lost to UAE under questionable circumstances, in a world cup qualifier and the Chevrons would not make it to the World cup
Zimbabwe Cricket chairperson Tavengwa Mukuhlani accused the then coach Heath Streak of match fixing, after changing the team line up without knowledge of selectors among other allegations.
The cricket world fought in the cricket legend’s corner and the ZC chair was accused of being a novice in the game.
Four years on the Zimbabwe Cricket has been vindicated.
“We definitely feel vindicated, when we made a decision as a board to fire Heath Streak we were accused of all sort of things, but there was a background him changing teams without the selectors knowing etc,” Mukuhlani said.
The task now is to rebuild Zimbabwe’s image.
He added, “We are now working to push our image. Three officials banned in three years is not good for the development of the game, but we are happy that none of our players have been implicated and they always report approaches.”
As the focus shifts to damage control the ZC chairman has described the development as the darkest day in Zimbabwe Cricket as a legend has fallen.