Innocent Kurira, Sports Reporter
CRICKET will welcome fans back into the stadium when the Lady Chevrons play host to Bangladesh in a one-day international series at Queens Sports Club next month.
Zimbabwe women take on Bangladesh on November 10, 12 and 15.
Zimbabwe Cricket said 1 000 fans will be allowed into the stadium to watch the series provided they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.
“Only 1 000 fans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be permitted to watch each of the matches in person and they will be required to produce their vaccination cards and positive identification for inspection at the venue.
“The spectators will also be required to adhere to coronavirus protocols at the ground, including the obligation to wear face masks and observe physical distancing,” ZC said.
This will be the first time fans return to the stands since January 2020 when Zimbabwe hosted Sri Lanka for a two-match Test series at Harare Sports Club.
The series will be the last for both teams before they play in the World Cup Qualifier to be played in Harare.
The 10-team tournament, whose schedule will be announced in due course, decides three qualifiers for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022 to be held in New Zealand from March 4 to 3 April, joining five teams which have already qualified through the ICC Women’s Championship, Australia, England, India, South Africa and hosts New Zealand.
The teams that will take part in the qualifier are Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United States, West Indies and Zimbabwe. — @innocentskizoe