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Former Zimbabwe head coach Heath Streak has submitted a court application for Zimbabwe Cricket to be liquidated in order for it to pay its debts.
The document, which was seen by ESPNcricinfo and is eight pages long, was given in at to the High Court in Harare on September 20.
According to the document, Streak claims that he and other members of his coaching staff, who were all sacked following Zimbabwe’s failure to qualify for the 2019 World Cup at the qualifying tournament in March, are owed money from the board.
Streak, who claims to be owed USD 128,762.95, has accused the board of “illegally” terminating his, batting coach Lance Klusener, fitness trainer Sean Ball and Zimbabwe A team assistant coach Wayne James’ contracts.
In addition to this, he said that the board is being run in a “reckless and negligent manner”.
In the document, Streak alleged that Klusener, Ball and James are owed USD 11757.93, 43,999.23 and 14175.66 respectively.
The court application was drafted by Gerald Mlotshwa, who was the lawyer Zimbabwe’s players used in establishing an association earlier this year.
In the application, Streak also mentions that Zimbabwe Cricket’s board of directors has “run the organisation in a reckless and negligent manner, mismanaged loans and grants that were advanced to it by the International Cricket Council and failed to make meaningful repayments.”
Streak also named Winsley Malitala as the provisional liquidator to oversee the board’s liquidation.