RANL teams in lockdown

26 Mar, 2020 - 15:03 0 Views
RANL teams in lockdown


Shelly Guni, Sports Reporter

ALL clubs in the Rainbow Amateur Netball League have cancelled training sessions as a precautionary measure to curb the spread of global pandemic – the COVID-19.

Some teams have since released players from camp in the wake of the COVID-19, which has claimed over 17 000 people while the figures for those infected is heading past the 400 000 mark.

Zimbabwe has so far recorded a single death from three positive tests of the lethal virus, which was first reported in Wuhan, China in November last year.

More so, the government announced new measures to stop the spread of the disease including banning of all sporting activities.

Ngezi Platinum Queens coach Tatenda Shinya said they have suspend training sessions for one week while assessing the situation.

“We advised to exercise a high level of self-discipline by avoiding public gatherings and unnecessary movement during this difficult time.”

Green Fuel Angels club’s communications officer Shalyn Doma said the club has suspended the training session until further notice.

“We have given the players a break. We will advice on when they start training,” she said.

Platinum Queens communications officer Chido Chizondo also said: “We are not training until this passes.”

The league was suspended after three rounds of action. And while other teams had vowed to continue training, the new measures that were recently announced banned all sporting activities.

Meanwhile the league has reopened a registration period for teams that want to add not more than four players.


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