Heath Streak has also moved court seeking an order for the provisional liquidation of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), saying the board is no longer able to pay it's debts.
Heath Streak has also moved court seeking an order for the provisional liquidation of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), saying the board is no longer able to pay it’s debts.

Two weeks after a local vehicle sales and maintenance firm, petitioned the High Court, demanding a repayment of a loan of USD 2.56 million from Zimbabwe Cricket, sacked Zimbabwe coach Heath Streak has also moved court seeking an order for the provisional liquidation of Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC), saying the board is no longer able to pay it’s debts.

Streak said in his application to the court: “This is an application in terms of Section 6 of the Insolvency Act (Chapter6:07) for an order of liquidation of the first respondent (ZC) in that the first respondent is unable to pay its debts as and when they become due in the normal course of business,” as reported by sports24.co.za.

The 44-year-old Streak also said in his application that members of his coaching staff, who were also axed at the time, were yet to receive what is owed to them.

“Furthermore, it is just and equitable that the first respondent be wound up, and creditors be paid off their debts. Applicant is a creditor of the first respondent and is owed the sum of $128 762,95. He is also aware that’s Messrs Lance Klusener, Sean Bells and Wayne James who are all cricket coaches and whose contracts of employment have been terminated illegally by the first respondent are owed the sums of $11 757,93, $43 999,23 and $14 175,66 respectively. Despite demand, the first respondent has failed or neglected to pay the debts in question.”

Streak was sacked as Zimbabwe coach in March after the team failed to qualify for the ICC 2019 World Cup. Along with the former pacer, the support staff including fitness coach Sean Bell, batting coach Lance Klusener and Zimbabwe ‘A’ coach Wayne James were fired.

Earlier,  Croco Motors (Private) Ltd, a local vehicle sales and maintenance firm, has petitioned the High Court, demanding a repayment of a loan of USD 2.56 million from ZC, as reported by News Day (Zimbabwe).

The loan dates back to 2015. After several reminders, Croco Motors filed the summons on September 4, 2018 through lawyers Atherstone and Cook Legal Practitioners, and is awaiting response from ZC.

ZC had earlier announced that they will not renew contracts of “almost all” staff members following a “financial reconstruction” of the organisation. The board, however, assured that the players’ contract will be reviewed and agreed.

Zimbabwe are slated to play south Africa this month in three ODIs and a T20I starting on Sunday, September 30 in Kimberley.