Chakabva, Maruma test positive for COVID-19
Zimbabwe Cricket has confirmed that Regis Chakabva and Timycen Maruma – the players on standby for the upcoming tour of Pakistan – have tested positive for coronavirus and have been placed in self-isolation as per COVID-19 protocols. An official release stated that the two were roommates in a bio-secure bubble set up for the standby players at the ZC Academy House in Harare.
The two were roommates for a week while in a bio-secure bubble set up for players placed on standby at the ZC Academy House in Harare. Besides them, two other members of staff who were providing support services at the same facility have also tested positive. They were tested after having come in close contact with the two players. The facility has now been shut temporarily for disinfection.
Zimbabwe’s main squad for the Pakistan tour stayed in a secluded wing of a different hotel, away from the standby players, and tested negative before departing for Islamabad, and upon reaching there. They have to undergo another test at the end of their quarantine period on Tuesday.
The limited-over tour, comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is, will begin on 30 October.