The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has with immediate effect suspended all sporting activities in the country as part of efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19.
This follows the announcement of new lockdown measures by Vice President Constantino Chiwenga who is also the Minister of Health and Child Care.
The SRC further stated that any exceptions will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
“In light of the additional lockdown measures announced this 2nd January 2021 by the Vice President of the Republic of Zimbabwe (Constantino) Chiwenga, who is also responsible for the Ministry of Health and Child Care, the Sports and Recreation Commission in consultation with the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation, Kirsty Coventry, has with immediate effect suspended all sporting activity in Zimbabwe, subject to review on the 31st of January, 2021.
Any exceptions will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis subject to the receipt of a new application from the sports discipline concerned. Violations of this directive will be prosecuted,’’ the SRC said.
This comes at a time when the national men’s football team is in camp preparing for the African Nations Champions to be held in Cameroon later on this month.
Zimbabwe’s men cricket team is also preparing to face Afghanistan next month.
It remains to be seen whether the announcement by the SRC will affect the nationals teams preparations.