ZC suspends all forms of cricket effective immediately

Following the measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic that has been declared a national disaster, ZimCricketv has with immediate effect suspended all forms of cricket in the country.

A media statement released on Wednesday by the Zimbabwe Cricket read: ‘Following the measures announced by President Emmerson Mnangagwa in the wake of the COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic that has been declared a national disaster, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has with immediate effect suspended all forms of cricket in the country.

‘As the health and well-being of our players, staff, supporters and the entire cricket community are our highest priority at ZC, we remain confident that these measures, which include minimising physical contact with other people, will assist to contain the spread of this novel virus that is ravaging the world.

‘This is an unprecedented situation, but ZC’s aim is to reschedule the postponed domestic competition fixtures for them to be played as soon as it is safe to do so.

‘In this fast-moving environment, further updates will be provided when appropriate,’ said ZC.

Cricket is one of several sport codes that have heeded the call by the authorities to suspend all sporting events and gatherings in a bid to curtail the spread of the novel virus that continues tothe ravage the world and sport and its high-profile personalities have not been sparred.