Fans: A total of 1000 fully vaccinated spectators will be admitted to the Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo. For the women’s ODI series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh in November.
This is the first time since January 2020 that people have been admits to a cricket game in Zimbabwe;
The “exciting news”, as Zimbabwe Cricket called it. Was confirms after the relevant authorities in the country approved ZC’s application for the three games. Scheduled for November 10, 12, and 15. A statement on the ZC website said. That the exercise will “serve as a trial run for the safe return of spectators to stadiums“.
The statement said:
“Only 1000 fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Will be permitted to watch each of the matches in person. And they will be requires to produce their vaccination cards. And positive identification for inspection at the venue,”
“The spectators will also be requires to adhere to coronavirus protocols at the ground. Including the obligation to wear face masks and observe physical distancing.”
Givemore Makoni, CEO of ZC. Said in the statement: “We have been missing the excitement and energy that fans bring to the game of cricket. And we will be thrill to safely welcome them. For the first time in nearly two years as we host Bangladesh Women. At Queens Sports Club in November.
“As excitement builds ahead of that crucial series. We take this opportunity to encourage all cricket lovers to ensure that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. In order for them to be permitting into the ground.”
The series between Zimbabwe and Bangladesh is going to be part of their preparations for the 50-over World Cup Qualifier. Which will be playing in Harare from November 21 to December 5 this year. That tournament will also feature West Indies, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, and the USA. With the top three teams making the cut for the global event. To be plays in New Zealand in March-April 2022.
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