THE MUCH-ACCLAIMED Heath Streak Multi-Sports Academy at Bulawayo’s MacDonald Sports Club will be officially opened by the Sport, Arts and Culture minister Andrew Langa on May 25.
This was announced by the chief executive officer of the Heath Streak Consultancy and Sports Development Joseph Rego on Friday after he met Langa on Thursday at a local hotel.
Rego, an Indian national and sports management expert and the former cricket national team captain Streak are the brains behind the academy.
A press statement by the chief executive officer says: “Rego thanked Langa for his overwhelming support and assured the Sports minister that he has no doubt that his dream will bear positive fruits that will make cricket the pride of Zimbabweans when the academy starts churning out cricket stars of note in the next three to five years.”
Rego, during his meeting with the minister which lasted for 20 minutes, also briefed him on the rapid development that has taken place at the academy during the past three months and was all praise for Bulawayo mogul Raj Modi who has been the financial backbone of the multi-sports structure.”
The inauguration will mark the start of a schools’ Twenty 20 (T20) Cricket League hosted by Choppies Zimbabwe and the Steward Bank aimed at identifying and nurturing cricket talent.
“The event will mark the beginning to the annual ‘Sponsor — Heath Streak Academy T20 Cricket League’ played between two teams of talented school boys one led by Heath Streak and a well-known international cricketer whose name has been kept under wraps, hosted by Choppies Zimbabwe and Steward Bank.
The league as it grows would aim at identifying and grooming talent which would one day be the country’s cricket future and help Zimbabwe regain its past sporting glory,” Rego said.