A former Hampshire cricket star has been given an eight-year ban for match-fixing.

Ex Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak accepted five charges of breaching the International Cricket Council’s Anti-Corruption charges and is now banned from all cricket until March 28 2029.

The charges relate to disclosing sensitive information for betting purposes during a number of series, including the 2018 Indian Premier League, trying to introduce four other players to bookmakers, failing to disclose receipt of money and obstructing an investigation.

The 47-year-old , who was previously Zimbabwe’s head coach, was working as bowling coach for IPL side Kolkata Knight Riders.

ICC general manager of the Integrity Unit, Alex Marshall, said: “Heath Streak is an experienced former international cricketer and national team coach, who had participated in numerous anti-corruption education sessions and was fully aware of his responsibilities under the Code.

“As a former captain and coach, he held a position of trust and owed a duty to uphold the integrity of the game. He breached the Code on several occasions, including facilitating the approach of four other players. At times, he also sought to obstruct and delay our investigation.

“The offences did not affect the outcomes of any relevant matches and Mr Streak has agreed to assist the ICC anti-corruption education programme, for which we are grateful. He has also expressed his remorse and contrition and entered this agreed sanction decision to avoid the need for a full disciplinary process.

“The sanction reflects this cooperation.”

Streak, who played in England for Hampshire and Warwickshire, took 216 Test wickets between 1993 and 2005.