Zimbabwe Cricket works on post COVID-19 plans


Harare-The Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) team has already drafted a plan on how it is going to resume its season after the coronavirus lockdown, ZC chief executive Givemore Makoni has said.

Givemore Makoni said they have already procured hand sanitisers and disinfects for their grounds to resume their games safely.

 “We have followed the Government protocol and remained under lockdown until such a time we are told it’s safe to resume cricket.

“We must ensure the safety of the players, officials and supporters. So, ZC have a proper protocol to be followed on how we intend to come back after the lockdown.

“We have procured sanitisers and disinfects, with the help of ICC, to disinfect the grounds.

“Maintenance has been going on at our grounds like the Harare Sports Club and Queens Sports Club,” he said.

The association lost the tour by the Ireland and the possibilities that it can also lose the tour by Afghanistan, which was scheduled for next month, are very high due to the threats propelled by the coronavirus.

Givemore Makoni also said that the association had scheduled dates with Australia and Netherlands for this year matches but their main threat is coronavirus which has been impeaching their progress since it emerged.

“Our main loss is on game-time, if we are to look at our situation. When Covid-19 struck there were two counties already touring and they had to cut short their stay in Zimbabwe.

“We were meant to host Ireland last month and that was supposed to come with some revenue from television as well, although little,” said Makoni.

The association also scheduled to host India in August but due to the threats induced by the coronavirus, the association is likely to miss the match.




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