Chief executive of the Heath Streak Cricket Institutions, Joseph Rego, believes former senior national cricket coach Heath Streak is among the best cricket coaches after he guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a win in the multi-billion dollar Indian Premier League play-offs.
Rego said firing Streak as national team coach was a loss to Zimbabwe and this will cause irreparable damage to the game of cricket considering his accomplishments in the IPL. Said Rejo:
Firing Streak has not only demoralised the national side, but undermined morale and instilled fear in the minds of our talented crop of youngsters that are our nation’s future stars. There could be a gradual exodus of youngsters seeking opportunities elsewhere fearing for their careers when they realise how badly cricketers are treated in their own country. I was devastated by the (Zimbabwe) failure to qualify for the World Cup, but in sport, one team wins and the other has to lose.