Former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak has been handed an eight-year ban for five breaches of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) anti-corruption code, the governing body said on Wednesday.
The breaches took place during Streak's role as coach of Zimbabwe and various domestic teams, the ICC said in a statement.
"Under the provisions of the Code, Mr. Streak chose to admit the charges and agreed to the sanction with the ICC in lieu of an Anti-Corruption Tribunal hearing," the governing body said.
Streak, one of Zimbabwe's greatest fast bowlers, has been under investigation for what is believed to be an extensive list of games through 2017 and 2018, from his post-playing career as a coach.
The games include international cricket as well as matches in Twenty20 leagues in India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh as well as for stints in Twenty20 leagues including the IPL, the BPL and Afghanistan Premier League.
Streak is understood to have facilitated approaches by a corruptor to people within teams he was coach at.
"As a former captain and coach, he held a position of trust and owed a duty to uphold the integrity of the game," Alex Marshall, ICC General Manager of Integrity Unit, said in the statement.
"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."
Streak, 47, played 65 tests and 189 one-day internationals for Zimbabwe between 1993-2005.