Get Instant News Updates
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X

Streak shocked by Zimbabwe sacking

By Peter Thompson
Heath Streak, ex-Zimbabwe bowler, was sacked as the Zimbabwe coach after the country failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup

Harare, March 31: Heath Streak has spoken of his shock at being sacked following Zimbabwe's failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup. Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) reportedly asked Streak to resign as head coach this week along with batting coach Lance Klusener, bowling coach Douglas Hondo and other members of his team.

Captain Graeme Cremer is also said to have been relieved of his duties after his side were unable to get through qualification on home soil for next year's showpiece in England and Wales, although there has been no official confirmation.

Streak said in a statement released on Saturday: "It is with great regret and shock that I was told by [Zimbabwe Cricket] that myself and my coaching team must resign by 3pm yesterday, failing which we would be fired.

"I chose not to resign as I believe this to be degrading to our national players and my technical team. As a result, we have been dismissed with immediate effect."

Streak added: "Thank you to my staff who worked tirelessly, often going for months unpaid and having had two pay cuts during their tenure but still had that unwavering professional commitment.

"To Graeme and all the players, thank you for your patriotism and commitment to our Chevrons team. I wish you all the very best for the future. I am deeply saddened that my journey with you ends here. Hopefully our paths will meet again in future."

Former South Africa paceman Allan Donald expressed his bemusement after learning of the Zimbabwe cull.

"So @ZimCricketv sack the entire coaching staff because they didn't qualify for next year's @cricketworldcup 2019 in England," he tweeted.

"WOW that's hectic and I really thought that Heath Streak was doing a good job with this group of players."

Source: OPTA

For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Love Cricket? Prove it! Play myKhel Fantasy Cricket here

Story first published: Saturday, March 31, 2018, 20:30 [IST]
Other articles published on Mar 31, 2018
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Mykhel sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Mykhel website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more