Streak Academy soon to be­come a trust

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Sport - Allen Khu­malo Sports Re­porter

THE Old Mu­tual Heath Streak Cricket Academy is be­ing con­verted into a Trust, Joseph Rego, the academy chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer and ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor has said.

He said the trust would strive for the growth and en­hance­ment of cricket among chil­dren in the re­gion.

The an­nounce­ment fol­lows talks be­tween the academy and the Min­is­ter of Sport and Recre­ation Makhosini Hlongwane at a wel­come din­ner that was hosted by Zim­babwe Cricket in hon­our of the vis­it­ing Sri Lanka and West Indies Cricket teams on Thurs­day last week.

Also present at the meet­ing was the coun­try’s na­tional cricket coach Heath Streak who is also the Academy’s founder.

Dur­ing the talks, Rego touched on im­por­tant is­sues start­ing with the ma­jor de­vel­op­ments un­der­taken by the Academy to en­hance the growth and de­vel­op­ment of cricket among schools.

He also touched on the South Africa Tour that the Academy’s Un­der-13 and Un­der-14 teams would be em­bark­ing on fol­low­ing an in­vi­ta­tion ex­tended by Gaut­eng’s renowned Rowlin Na­tional Cricket Academy in Boks­burg in De­cem­ber.

Rego said the South African tour is aimed at scout­ing for ta­lent and help­ing nur­ture fu­ture cricket stars.

“The series ini­tially sched­uled be­tween the two coun­tries, South Africa and Zim­babwe has taken a new twist with the par­tic­i­pa­tion of a team from In­dia, Mum­bai Worli In­di­ans.

The tri­an­gu­lar con­test be­tween three pow­er­ful cricket play­ing na­tions will of­fer chil­dren in­ter­na­tional ex­po­sure and the op­por­tu­nity to show­case their ta­lent and rep­re­sent their coun­tries at In­ter­na­tional level.

These lit­tle stars are the fu­ture of world cricket so it’s im­por­tant to nur­ture them,” said Rego.

The Min­is­ter com­mended Rego for his con­tri­bu­tion to the de­vel­op­ment of the sport at grass­roots level and pro­vid­ing chil­dren with an op­por­tu­nity to reach their full po­ten­tial.

The Academy’s two Un­der-13 teams will tour un­der the names Masca Heath Streak Academy Zim­babwe and Pepsi Heath Streak Academy Zim­babwe, while the Un­der-14 team will use the name Fazak Heath Streak Academy Zim­babwe —@khumza­llen.

Joseph Rego and Min­is­ter Makhosini Hlongwane

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