Former captain and head coach Heath Streak has formally applied for Zimbabwe Cricket to be liquidated.
Streak’s court application is an attempt to afford ZC the chance to pay several hefty debts. The eight-page document, according to ESPNcricinfo, was submitted to Harare’s High Court late last week.
Streak was fired as head coach earlier this year after Zimbabwe failed to qualify for the 2019 World Cup in the United Kingdom.
He has since claimed ZC is being managed in a ‘reckless and negligent manner’. The 44-year-old is reportedly owed about R1.8-million and claims former batting coach Lance Klusener is due approximately R170,000.
Klusener has since been appointed to Delhi’s coaching staff for the Ranji Trophy, India’s premier first-class competition.
He has also succeeded former New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori as head coach of the Rajshahi Kings in the Bangladesh Premier League.
Streak’s court application was drafted by lawyer Gerald Mlotshwa and states ZC ‘mismanaged loans and grants that were advanced to it by the International Cricket Council and failed to make meaningful repayments’.
Streak has named the experienced Winsley Malitala as a provisional liquidator.
Erstwhile all-rounder Streak captained Zimbabwe in 21 Tests. He played 65 Tests in total, as well as 189 ODIs between 1993 and 2005.
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