Heath Streak honoured

06 Jun, 2018 - 00:06 0 Views
Heath Streak honoured GUIDING LEGENDS . . . Former Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak’s stint as the bowling coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League has seen him working with some of the game’s finest like Aussie fast bowler Mitchell Johnson

The Herald

A WELCOME reception was hosted for former Chevrons gaffer Heath Streak for his role in helping the Kolkata Knight Riders reach the play-offs at the Indian Premier League.

The event that took place at the Heath Streak Cricket Academy and various speakers described the former pace bowler as a beacon for the country’s cricket at the cash-rich and biggest cricket club jamboree, the IPL.

While noting the need to raise local cricket to international levels with his academy, Streak described the IPL as a massive sporting platform that has revolutionised the sport.

The gathering also saw the auctioning of Heath Streak’s Kolkata Knight Riders jersey.

Local businessman Zak Hawa managed to get it for $1 000 and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Heath Streak Cricket Academy.

Chief executive of the academy Joseph Rego described Streak as a phenomenal cricket figure who still has a lot to offer the sport. During the event, it was announced that the academy would next year hold an inaugural tour of India, also have Under-13 and 14 sides visiting Tanzania in December.

They will also host the annual Africa Cup this year, which will feature teams from India, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa among a host of activities. – ZBC

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