Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter
THE spread of COVID-19 has impacted the staging of sporting events in the country.
The 2020 Rainbow Amateur Netball League season, which was just three weeks old was on Tuesday suspended until further notice.
This follows the government decision to postpone all sporting events until the COVID-19 recedes.
RANL welcomed the development by the government to postpone all sporting activities.
“I would like to advise the entire RANL family that due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged communities across the Globe we have decided to postpone our games by two weeks while we monitor the situation.
“The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe has declared the pandemic as a national disaster. So what he says becomes policy and we abide by it.
“I know that it is for the greater good of our communities. Please stay safe and follow all the guidelines that our government through the Ministry of health are giving to protect each other.
“With all our efforts and working together we will get through this period safe and sound,” says RANL in a statement.
Meanwhile coaches who spoke to H-Metro said they will utilize the time to fix on some of the grey areas they have noticed in their teams so far.
Meanwhile coaches who spoke to H-Metro said they
Ngezi Queens coach said they were geared up for the league after two wins.
“We were already pumped up for the league but after all healthy is what is important. The health and safety of all players, staff, officials and fans are the top priority.
ZDF Queens coach said, they will continue with their training while making sure they maintain their hygiene.
“We welcome the development by the government to suspend all sporting events. They are surely concerned about our healthy. We will also be taking all procedures to maintain self hygiene as alluded to by His Excellence.
“As for training we will continue with our training to stay fit.”
Falcon Queens coach Brian Kadzinga also shared the same sentiments.
“We are going to keep on playing and making sure that we remain fit for the games when they resume.”
RANL received a major sponsorship of RTGS11million from official sponsor Pickglow trading and they had started their league on February 29.