2 Zimbabwe cricketers positive for virus

October 22, 2020 GMT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Two Zimbabwe cricketers have tested positive for the coronavirus, although neither of them are with the team on the tour of Pakistan and they did not come into contact with any of the traveling squad, Zimbabwe Cricket said Thursday.

Wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva and batsman Timycen Maruma tested positive after being roommates for a week at the Zimbabwe cricket academy in Harare. They were on standby for the Pakistan tour in case any players dropped out but weren’t staying with the main squad, which was in a sealed-off wing of a hotel before flying to Pakistan this week.


Two support staff members at the academy also tested positive and it has been closed for disinfection.

Zimbabwe’s squad all tested negative for the virus on arrival in Islamabad, according to ZC. They will be tested again on Tuesday after a week of quarantine. Zimbabwe will play Pakistan in three one-day internationals and three T20 games starting on Oct. 30.


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