CM – Former Zimbabwean captain Heath Streak was banned for eight years under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code

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Heath Streak was banned from all cricket games for eight years after accepting five charges of violating the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Published: April 14, 2021 16:43 |

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DUBAI: Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak was banned from cricket for eight years on Wednesday after accepting five charges of violating the ICC Anti-Corruption Code.

Heath Streak was convicted accused of his status as a coach of Zimbabwe from 2016 to 2018 and as a coach of various national teams as a participant under the Code. The fees are as follows:

2.3.2 – Disclosure of inside information under both the ICC code and various domestic codes if he knew or should have known that this information could be used for betting purposes. In particular, he disclosed inside information on games in the 2018 Tri-Series involving Zimbabwe, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the Zimbabwe vs Afghanistan 2018 series, the 2018 IPL and the 2018 APL.

2.3.3 – direct or indirectly soliciting, inducing, seducing, convincing, encouraging, or deliberately facilitating a participant to break the Code. In particular, he facilitated or tried to facilitate the induction of four different players, including a national captain, with someone he knew or should have known, who might want to contact him to provide inside information for betting purposes.

2.4 .2 – Failure to disclose receipt of gifts, payments, hospitality, or other benefits that the entrant knew or should have known about was given or may have been made in breach of the Code or was given that could discredit the contestant or the sport of cricket.

2.4.4 – Failure to provide the ACU with full details of any attempts or invitations received to commit corrupt behavior in accordance with the Code including in relation to international games, games in the 2017 BPL, 2018 Pakistan Super League, 2018 IPL and 2018 APL.

Article 2. 4.7 – Obstruction or delay of an investigation, including concealment, manipulation or destruction of documents or other information that may be relevant to this investigation and / or that may constitute evidence of corrupt behavior or lead to discovery under the ICC Anti-Corruption Code. < Under the terms of the Code, Streak decided to allow the indictment and agreed to sanction with the ICC in lieu of a hearing in the Anti-Corruption Tribunal. He will be able to return to the game on March 28, 2029.

Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager – Integrity Unit, said: « Heath Streak is a seasoned former international cricketer and national coach who has attended numerous anti-corruption awareness-raising sessions and was fully aware of his responsibilities under the Code.

« As a former captain and coach, he held a position of trust and was committed to upholding the integrity of the game. He has violated the code several times, including to make it easier for four other players to approach. Sometimes he tried. « Obstructing and delaying our investigation.

 » The crimes did not affect the results of relevant games, and Streak has agreed to support the ICC’s anti-corruption awareness program, for which we are grateful. He has also expressed his remorse and remorse and made this agreed sanction decision to avoid the need. « The sanction reflects this cooperation, » he added.

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