Former Zimbabwean captain Heath Streak banned for 8 years for corruption | Cricket News

DUBAI: former captain of Zimbabwe Heath streak was banned Wednesday for eight years from all cricket after accepting five charges of ICC violation anti-corruption code, including the disclosure of inside information and the facilitation of corrupt approaches.
One of Zimbabwe’s top fast bowlers, Streak was investigated for a host of games between 2017 and 2018 while he was a coach.

“Heath Streak is an experienced former international cricketer and national team coach, who had attended numerous anti-corruption education sessions and was fully aware of his responsibilities under the Code,” said Alex Marshall, Director General of the ICC Integrity Unit, in an ICC statement.
“As a former captain and coach, he held a position of trust and had a duty to preserve the integrity of the game. He broke the Code on several occasions, including facilitating the approach of four other players. Sometimes he also sought to obstruct and delay our investigation. ”
Among others, the charges included (2.3.2) “the disclosure of inside information under the ICC Code and various national codes, in circumstances where he knew or should have known that such information may be used for betting purposes. . ”
Matches include some in international cricket as well as for stints in twenty20 leagues including the IPL, BPL and Afghanistan Premier League.
Under the provisions of the code, Streak chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC instead of an anti-corruption court hearing. He will be free to resume his involvement in the game on March 28, 2029.
Marshall added: “The offenses did not affect the results of any relevant match and Mr. Streak has agreed to help the ICC anti-corruption education program for which we are grateful.
“He also expressed remorse and contrition and entered into this sanctioned decision to avoid the need for a full disciplinary process. The sanction reflects this cooperation.”
Streak, Zimbabwe’s top wicket contender in testing and ODI, coached the national team until early 2018, when he resigned after failing to help the team qualify for the ODI World Cup 2019.
He was also a bowling coach for the Kolkata Knight Riders IPL franchise in 2018.
The five charges are as follows:
2.3.2 – disclose inside information under the ICC Code and various national codes, in circumstances where it knew or should have known that such information may be used for betting purposes. In particular, he disclosed inside information regarding the 2018 Tri-Series matches involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe v Afghanistan series in 2018, the IPL 2018 and the APL 2018.
2.3.3 – soliciting, inducing, seducing, persuading, encouraging or intentionally assisting any participant to violate the Code, directly or indirectly. In particular, he facilitated or attempted to facilitate the introduction of four different players, including a national captain, to someone he knew, or should have known, might have wanted to approach them to provide him with inside information to others. betting ends.
2.4.2 – Failure to disclose receipt of any gift, payment, hospitality or other benefit which the participant knew or should have known had been given to him or her to create a breach of the Code or which was made or given under circumstances which could bring the participant or the sport of cricket into disrepute.
2.4.4 – Failing to disclose to ACU full details of any approach or invitation received to engage in corrupt behavior under the Code, including in relation to international matches, BPL 2017 matches, the Super League of Pakistan 2018, IPL 2018 and APL 2018.
Article 2.4.7 – obstruct or delay an investigation, including the concealment, falsification or destruction of any documentation or other information which may be relevant to that investigation and / or which may be evidence or may lead to the discovery of evidence of corrupt conduct in the anti-corruption framework of the ICC Code.