Zimbabwe have paid tribute to their former captain and coach Heath Streak after his dying on the age of 49.
Streak had been affected by colon most cancers and his spouse Nadine wrote on Facebook on Sunday morning that he had been “carried to be with the angels”.
A publish on Zimbabwe’s official Twitter account learn: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family, friends, and fans of former (Zimbabwe) captain Heath Streak. His contributions to cricket will always be remembered, and he will be dearly missed. Rest in peace.”
Streak is Zimbabwe’s file wicket-taker in each Test cricket – with 216, the one Zimbabwean to even attain three figures – and one-day internationals with 237 scalps, once more over 100 away from the sphere. He took seven five-wicket Test hauls and one other in a 1997 ODI towards India.
He additionally nonetheless stands seventh of their record of Test run-scorers with 1,990.
He was named captain in 2000 however resigned initially a 12 months later after which once more in 2004 as each cricketing and political points plagued the nationwide group.
He took over as Zimbabwe’s head coach in 2016 however was sacked two years later after they missed out on World Cup qualification.
In 2021, Streak was banned from cricket for eight years after admitting 5 breaches of the International Cricket Council’s anti-corruption code.
Nadine Streak’s Facebook publish learn: “In the early hours of this morning, Sunday September 3 2023, the greatest love of my life and the father of my beautiful children was carried to be with the angels from his home where he wished to spend his last days surrounded by his family and closest loved ones. He was covered in love and peace and did not walk off the park alone.”
Indian Premier League aspect Kolkata Knight Riders, with whom Streak had a training position late in his profession, wrote: “A sad day for the cricket fraternity. Rest in peace, Heath Streak.”
He additionally had teaching stints with Scotland and Somerset.
Former Zimbabwe team-mate Henry Olonga wrote on Facebook: “RIP Streaky. You were a titan”