Cites family reasons for decision September 3, 2007

Streak ends Warwickshire stint

Cricinfo staff



'I am determined to finish the season strongly myself and I hope that the team can put together some good performances to see me off in style' © Getty Images

Citing a desire to be with his family more, Heath Streak, the former Zimbabwe captain, has announced that he will not be returning for another season with Warwickshire.

'It has been a difficult decision to call time on my career here in England, " said Streak. "Edgbaston is a special place to play and I am proud to have been able to call myself a [Warwickshire] Bear. I still intend to maintain an involvement in cricket in some capacity whilst travelling less and spending more time with my family. I am determined to finish the season strongly myself and I hope that the team can put together some good performances to see me off in style."

Streak joined the county in 2004 and took over the captaincy in 2006 after signing a two-year contract. He last played for Zimbabwe in September 2005 but was non-committal about his future with Zimbabwe.

He has struggled this season, losing pace, and has taken 11 wickets at 62 in the County Championship. After beginning the season as captain he stood down after the opening weeks and was replaced by Darren Maddy.

Commenting on Streak's decision, Colin Povey, the chief executive of the county, said. "Streaky has been a magnificent ambassador for the game of cricket and he has always given his all for the club."

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