January 29, 2021

Seek Clearance Early: Sports and Recreation Commission

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ZTN Sports Correspondent

The Sports and Recreation has urged national sports associations seeking clearance to resume activities to apply in time.

Five sports namely cricket, football, golf, tennis and paralympics were this week cleared to resume activities as part of preparations for their respective forthcoming events.

“The reapplications under the new lockdown measures are ideally being processed within ten days.

However, national sports associations and the general public should appreciate the various stages involved in the application review process which involves other stakeholders external to SRC,” SRC Acting Director General Sebastian Garikai told ZTN.

He added: “Regrettably some national associations expect to be exempted from this process as they will submit their application today and expect feedback within two days.

“There are no exemptions to the thorough review process.

The Sports and Recreation Commission continues to implore national sport associations to apply in time to enable ample time for processing and to engage our offices directly in regards to the status of their application.”

Zimbabwe Cricket got the greenlight for their two senior national teams to resume activities since they both have international tours.

The senior men’s team is expected to play Tests and T20Is against Afghanistan in India or UAE next month, while the women’s team is hosting Pakistan for three ODIs and as many T20Is also in February.

FC Platinum were cleared to participate in the CAF Confederation Cup competition while Tennis Zimbabwe are allowed to have their juniors play in the Durban ITF tournament from January 18-29 and the Gaborone ITF Tournament from February 1-13.

Zimbabwe Golf Association can also now compete in the South African Swing Golf Tournament, while the Zimbabwe National Paralympic Committee got the greenlight to send para-athletes to the Dubai 2021 World Para-Athletics Grand Prix from February 5-14.

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