DHAKA, Monday, 26 May 2014
Former Zimbabwe Test captain Heath Streak has been appointed Specialist Bowling Coach of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB). Streak, 40, is one of Zimbabwe’s most acclaimed cricketers and had also performed the role of bowling coach of the national team after his retirement. He is Zimbabwe’s all-time leading all-rounder with 4933 runs and 455 wickets in international cricket.
Announcing the appointment of the specialist bowling coach BCB’s media committee chairman Jalal Yunus said: “Heath Streak’s experience and record speaks for him. He has played 65 Tests matches and 189 ODIs and as a coach he has worked with some top bowling coaches in the international arena. He has told us that coaching was his passion and we really appreciate that kind of desire.”
Yunus also informed that Streak has agreed a two-year term with the BCB during which he will commit 450 days based on the schedule of the Bangladesh team. He will primarily work with the national side and is expected in Dhaka in the first week of June.
Streak, who is currently in Bulawayo, said he was relishing the prospect of working with the Bangladesh team: “ I look forward to the challenge of working with the Tigers and thank BCB for the opportunity.
‘It is exciting for me to be back into the International coaching arena again. It is my passion to coach at an elite level and I hope I can bring my experience as a former player and coach to the Bangladeshi bowlers.
‘I look forward to teaming up with the new coaching staff and mapping the future for this exciting team.”