FORMER Zimbabwe cricket captain Heath Streak, who is currently serving an eight-year international ban for dealings with illegal bookmakers, is reportedly critically ill.
David Coltart, Zimbabwe’s former cabinet minister and a close friend of the Streak family, announced the news of the revered but disgraced ex-skipper’s failing health on Twitter on Saturday:
“This is a call to prayer warriors in #Zimbabwe and beyond. Heath Streak, one of the greatest cricketers our nation has ever produced, is extremely ill and needs our prayers. Please could we all be in prayer for him and his family.”
Streak, one of Zimbabwe’s greatest players of all time, was banned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) last year for breaching the body’s anti-corruption code, but said he was never involved in match-fixing.
Streak was found guilty of five breaches of the ICC’s code in April 202. The charges included revealing inside information which could be used for betting purposes and failing to disclose a payment in bitcoin from a potential corrupter to anti-corruption officials.
After his ban in 2021, Streak retreated to his family farm in Turk Mine, Matabeleland North, where he has been undergoing rehabilitation. – SportsCast.