By ZBC Reporter
ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) has put in place measures for players and technical staff members to undergo tests for COVID-19 ahead of the official start of training next Monday.
In a statement, ZC Media and Communications Manager Darlington Majonga said the tests will be conducted on 40 playing and non-playing staff across the country as part of efforts to guarantee the safety of its personnel.
“At least 40 playing and non-playing personnel are expected to be tested across the country this week,”
“The COVID-19 medical examinations are part of ZC’S efforts to guarantee the health of players and staff members as well as to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus that causes the deadly respiratory disease COVID-19,” said Majonga.
ZC also highlighted that it has put in place other preventative and containment measures to ensure the risks associated with the cricket environment have been mitigated before any training session or match.
“For example, the disinfection and cleaning of cricket facilities including changing rooms, toilets, spectator stands, offices, media centres, walkaways and car parks has already been done across the country and will be regularly carried out,” he said.
The cricket body emphasized the provision of personal protective equipment for its staff.
“All players and support staff, as well as other ZC employees are being provided with personal protective equipment in the form of face masks, tissues, wipes and alcohol-based sanitisers. The use of saliva to shine the ball will be prohibited, while there will also be no sharing of personal and sports equipment and wear, towels or any other containers such as bottles and cups,” he said.
Meanwhile, ZC has also revealed its intentions to host the Afghanistan and India for limited-overs series between July and August.
Subject to government approval, ZC is planning to host Afghanistan and India for limited-overs series between July and August. In preparation of those potential tours, a squad of 33 players has been
By ZBC Reporter