The Heath Streak Cricket Academy at MacDonalds Sports Club in Bulawayo is slowly shaping up with the official opening to be held next month.
A visit to the facility showed that work was in progress with both Streak and Joseph Rego, the chief executive officer of the Heath Streak Consultancy, Sports Development and Financing disclosing that the place should be operational next month. They revealed that 16 November had been provisionally set as the date for the official opening.
“We have revamped the irrigation system which is up and running, the wall construction is also going to start soon. We are now waiting for the delivery of the material for the nets, everything has been paid for. We are waiting for a few things before we announce the date for the official opening which has been tentatively set for 16 November if all goes according to plan,’’ said Rego.
While no coaching is taking place at MacDonalds Sports Club at the moment, the academy coaches are stationed at two schools. Streak and the academy head coach Gavin Ewing are coaching at their former school Falcon College in Esigodini while Godwill Mamhiyo and John Nyumbu are mentoring up-and-coming talent at Christian Brothers College in Bulawayo. Former Matabeleland player Senyo Nyakutse who has been in Canada for some years where he ran a cricket academy is back in the country and has since been recruited by Streak’s academy.
Support has been overwhelming for the former Zimbabwe national captain’s initiative with the entire irrigation system funded by Bonsa and Parklands Spar, owned by Raj Modi who is a shareholder and director of the Academy. In addition to that material for the nets has also been partly sponsored.
From : Sundaynews.co.zw
8 November 2013