Zimbabwe cricket great Heath Streak banned for corruption
Heath Streak, arguably Zimbabwe's greatest ever fast bowler, has been handed an eight-year ban following a corruption probe.
Cricket great banned for corruption
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has copped an eight-year ban from cricket after being charged with five breaches of the ICC’s anti-corruption code.
Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been banned for eight years for breaching cricket's anti-corruption code while he was coach of his country's national team and an assistant coach in the Indian Premier League and other domestic competitions.
The ban relates to Streak's communication for more than a year with an Indian man who sought inside information for the purposes of gambling.
The man, identified only as "Mr X", rewarded Streak with gifts like two Bitcoins, which Streak sold for $35,000, and a new iPhone for his wife, according to the disciplinary decision released by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Streak, 47, admitted to five charges, the ICC said. He disclosed inside information that might have been used for betting, failed to disclose gifts he received, facilitated the introduction of Mr X to players, failed to report the approaches to the ICC's anti-corruption unit, and obstructed an investigation into his conduct.