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tiger_man
February 25, 2005, 05:24 PM
apparently heath streak has decided to come back and play for zimbabwe....

http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/FEB/189561_ZIM_25FEB2005.html

others are reluctant to follow his foot steps, but if they DO return.....they have a good chance of beating bangladesh in their upcoming test matches against us.....

any thoughts, opinions???

Edited on, February 25, 2005, 10:25 PM GMT, by tiger_man.

vv_sunil
February 26, 2005, 06:52 AM
more and more.................



http://in.rediff.com/cricket/2005/feb/26streak.htm

Streak returns to Zimbabwe fold


Telford Vice | February 26, 2005 09:53 IST



Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has signed a contract to play for his country again after a year-long exile.

The move paves the way for a return of a large group of rebel white players who walked out in April in a dispute with the Zimbabwe board over selection policies.

Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) managing director Ozias Bvute said in Johannesburg on Friday Streak could play a role in the current tour of South Africa.

"I would like to confirm tonight that Heath Streak has agreed to renew his contract with Zimbabwe Cricket and is immediately available for selection," Bvute told reporters during a break in the first one-day international between South Africa and Zimbabwe.

He added: "I look forward to seeing Heath here in South Africa, if the selectors deem him to be fit. He has been in good nick, getting runs and wickets, and I am confident he will play a part in this tour."

Bvute said Streak, who has been playing for Bulawayo Athletic Club in Zimbabwe's domestic competition, would turn out for the Zimbabwe A side in the one-day series against Bangladesh A next week.

The Zimbabwe national team temporarily lost its test status last year as a result of the row following Streak's departure and has struggled to compete since, reaching a low point when they lost a test and one-day series to Bangladesh at the start of the year.

The affair had begun when Streak, a world-class bowling all rounder who would get in most international sides, lost the captaincy. The board said he had resigned but he said he had been sacked.

IN SUPPORT

When 14 other players walked out in support of Streak, the Zimbabwe board responded by sacking them, leading to months of bitter recriminations. Attempts by the International Cricket Council to solve the crisis failed.

The players argued the team was being selected along racial lines while the board accused them of undermining efforts to broaden the game's appeal in the country.

"I just need to finalise some aspects of my contract with Warwickshire so that it ties in with my international commitments," Streak said on Friday.

"Otherwise I am ready to play for Zimbabwe when selected. I am putting my weight fully behind the captain, Tatenda Taibu, and the rest of the lads."

A Zimbabwe government committee is trying to resolve the overall dispute in meetings involving the rebel players and ZC.

"We had another good meeting and there is a strong possibility that more of us may return in the next few days," rebel Stuart Carlisle told Reuters from Harare on Friday.

Carlisle said the rebels wanted to return for the good of Zimbabwean cricket.

"It must be understood that the rebels, like all the stakeholders in Zimbabwe cricket, are concerned about the state of the game in our country," Carlisle said.

"We want to come back because the International Cricket Council is talking about things like Zimbabwe playing home tests only, and we don't want it to get to that stage because that was never our intention."

Streak last played for Zimbabwe on their tour to Bangladesh in February and March last year. The 30-year-old has played 59 tests, taking 234 wickets, and 13 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe.

Rebel all rounder Andy Blignaut played for Tasmania this season before re-committing himself to Zimbabwe on Monday.

mahbubH
February 26, 2005, 07:28 AM
I think Andy Fowler retired after 2003 WC. He was not with the Zimbabwe team when Streak resigned.

Shehwar
February 26, 2005, 08:05 AM
Originally posted by tiger_man
apparently heath streak has decided to come back and play for zimbabwe....

http://aus.cricinfo.com/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/CRICKET_NEWS/2005/FEB/189561_ZIM_25FEB2005.html

others are reluctant to follow his foot steps, but if they DO return.....they have a good chance of beating bangladesh in their upcoming test matches against us.....

any thoughts, opinions???

Edited on, February 25, 2005, 10:25 PM GMT, by tiger_man.

The next Zim vs Bangladesh series is pretty far off u know....First things first...So to start with....Heath Streak needs to perform and perfrom BIG so that they give SA a run for their money....We need Zims to do well for our sake...At the moment its like BD & ZIM vs REST OF THE TEST PLAYING NATIONS....We shud back up each other..cheers..

reverse_swing
February 26, 2005, 08:12 AM
Originally posted by tiger_man
they have a good chance of beating bangladesh in their upcoming test matches against us.....

any thoughts, opinions???

Edited on, February 25, 2005, 10:25 PM GMT, by tiger_man.


upcoming test matches!! Zimbabwe will host Bangladesh in Dec 2007.

Ahmed_B
February 26, 2005, 12:55 PM
We're gonna play ZIMs in WC'2007 before that...(ODI's)

tiger_man
February 26, 2005, 06:05 PM
Originally posted by sports_fan_bd
I think Andy Fowler retired after 2003 WC. He was not with the Zimbabwe team when Streak resigned.

he is playing for essex....
when they asked him to come back, he said he would stick to his contract with them than come back

Akib
February 27, 2005, 05:29 PM
Andy Flower wont come back. He is at essex with the Kolpak ruling.

Streaks addition will hlep Zimbabwe but wont make them win like before. mostly because rest of team is not good.

bourny3
February 28, 2005, 07:19 AM
Andy flower wont come back he is retired. And BD wont play zims in the 2007 world cup because they are in different groups.

Akib
February 28, 2005, 04:25 PM
The only way Zimbabwe and Bangladesh can play each other in the world cup is if they make it too the super 8.

tiger_man
March 2, 2005, 02:41 AM
Originally posted by aka
The only way Zimbabwe and Bangladesh can play each other in the world cup is if they make it too the super 8.

can bangladesh make it to super 8 in first place??? not if they performed like the way they did in the WC that went by...

they had the glorious chance against 3 minnow teams, canada, namibia and kenya (not much of a minnow though) and they lost that bloody chance....

thanx to the rain we had 1 point to save us from that massive humiliation.....

Ahmed_B
March 2, 2005, 01:22 PM
Streak Just made his Blasting comeback vs. SA with a responsible knock... taking ZIMs past 200 after a very long time against top opponent. (excluding BD series)

bourny3
March 2, 2005, 08:01 PM
Yes he is clearly the best player ever for Zims i am glad he is back.

battye
March 4, 2005, 06:30 AM
Fantastic news!
I hope the Flowers return too. It will really boost their team performance

little_master
March 4, 2005, 07:10 AM
Andy never returns. He is not in the rebel group.
He was the best product of ZIMBO cricket.