As part of a venture to expand through the setting up of another base in Harare, the Heath Streak Cricket Academy (HSCA) has been converted into a trust with the former Zimbabwe Cricket captain and current coach Heath Streak being voted president.
Speaking during a press conference to announce the appointment of Heath Streak as the trust’s president, chief executive officer of the trust Joseph Rego revealed that his organisation was on a drive to take their junior development efforts to the capital and the appointment of Streak at the helm would work in their favour as he possessed the requisite qualifications.
The move will also see Rego setting up base in the capital to monitor progress ahead of a number of activities lined up for the academy.
In his acceptance speech, the Chevrons coach promised that the move by the chief executive officer to Harare would not result in the academy shifting base to the capital.
The academy that has been on an overdrive to give young cricketers an opportunity to shine in the sport will in 2017 see the introduction of an U15 and U16 age group teams to ensure there is a smooth transition of players to senior level.
A league for underprivileged children is currently underway with the best players to be selected to play the winner of the Africa Cup set for the 23rd to the 27th of May in Bulawayo that will be graced by South Africa, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique.