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Govt Announces List Of Allowed Low-Risk Sports

By Sports Reporter GOLF, swimming, tennis and athletics are some of the low-risk sports that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has allowed to resume. In March this year, the government banned all sporting activities in the country as Zimbabwe grappled with containing the spread of the novel Covid-19 pandemic. However, Saturday, Mnangagwa announced that players in some

SRC maintains ban on sporting activities

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S sports regulatory body, the Sports and Recreation Commission insists that all sporting activities remain banned in the country due to the coronavirus despite conflicting statements from the body and the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation on Thursday. The Sports Ministry appeared to suggest that it had given the green

Lady Chevrons

Lady Chevrons lament prolonged inactivity

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national women’s cricket team captain Mary-Anne Musonda has expressed her disappointment following the decision by the International Cricket Council to postpone the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier scheduled for Sri Lanka in July. The postponement of the qualifiers for the global showpiece means the Lady Chevrons will have to wait

Dereck Chisora

Chisora Sells Ring Entrance Masks To Help Spread COVID-19 Fight

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN British heavyweight boxer Dereck Chisora has joined efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus pandemic by selling branded protection masks ahead of his fight against Oleksandr Usyk. The 36-year-old London-based boxer recently saw his main-event headliner against Usyk postponed amid the Covid-19 crisis. As Chisora awaits the fate of his

Zim sinks to lowest ever ICC ODI ranking…fall behind Oman, Netherlands

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE has plunged behind world cricket minnows Oman and Netherlands to position 14 in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) men’s One Day International (ODI) rankings that were reshuffled by the world cricket governing body on Friday. The reshuffle came as the ICC issued an annual update, eliminating results from matches played

Lalchand Rajput

Coach Rajput Creates Special Training For Zim Cricket Players

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national cricket team coach Lalchand Rajput has created a special training programme and workout schedules for players as he seeks to maintain their fitness despite their current inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rajput is locked up in his home country India during this period while players are scattered across the

Kilimanjaro – Africa’s forgotten heavyweight champion

By Sky Sports LONDON – Proud Kilimanjaro is the forgotten African heavyweight, as mighty as the mountain, who had his big opportunity against Lennox Lewis cancelled just moments before a punch was thrown and also had his dreams dashed of fighting Mike Tyson. His tale is one of poverty, thuggery, mythology, wasted potential and ultimately,

Minister Kirsty Coventry

Coventry announces relief programme for Zim athletes during pandemic

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S sportspersons are set to benefit from a relief project announced to help provide support during the current coronavirus pandemic. The United Programme for Athletes and Artists in Zimbabwe (UPAZIM) was announced by the Minister of Youth, Sport, Arts and Recreation Kirsty Coventry. Coventry, who chairs the International Olympic Committee Athletes’ Commission,

Tawanda Muyeye

Zim-Born Prodigy Tawanda Muyeye Wins Prestigious Cricket Award

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE-BORN teenage cricket sensation Tawanda Muyeye has joined an exclusive list of cricketers including England’s World Cup winning stars Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler after winning the prestigious Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award. The prestigious Wisden Schools Cricketer of the Year award is presented by the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, or

Tendai Chatara

Fit-again Cricket Star Chatara Itching For Return

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE national cricket team fast bowler Tendai Chatara is relishing a return to competitive cricket when the domestic game finally resumes having been sidelined for the last three months due to a bicep injury. The 29 year-old Chimanimani-born seamer suffered a bicep injury while in action for his domestic team Mountaineers in

Schools Rugby Festival postponed due to Coronavirus

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S brightest schools rugby event, the Dairiboard Schools Rugby Festival has become the latest sporting event to be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, organisers confirmed on Friday. This year’s edition of the Dairiboard Schools Rugby festival schools rugby which attracts hundreds of participating teams drawn from around the country and beyond

Sports Minister Kirsty Coventry

Zimbabwe sport hit by coronavirus

By Sports Reporter The Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA)‚ the Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) headline the long list of major sporting bodies in Zimbabwe which have suspended activities with immediate effect to bring sports in the country to a total lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although Zimbabwe is yet to record

Econet abandons registration for Victoria Falls marathon over coronavirus threat

By Matabeleland North Correspondent Registration for the Econet Victoria Falls Marathon has been suspended until 30 April following the coronavirus scare in the country. This comes as the country’s resort town is in panic mode following reports that a British tourist who recently visited the country recently had tested positive in her homeland. While there

Coronavirus: Ireland tour of Zimbabwe called off

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE’S national cricket team will have to wait longer before getting an opportunity to redeem themselves from a recent disastrous tour of Bangladesh after the postponement of Ireland’s six-game tour of the country next month. Both Zimbabwe Cricket and Cricket Ireland released statements on Monday confirming they had agreed to postpone the

Sean Williams

Sean Williams Ranked Second Best All-Rounder In Twenty20 Internationals

By Sports Reporter ALTHOUGH Zimbabwe might have found the going tough during their recent cricket tour of Bangladesh, their talented all-rounder Sean Williams continues to shine individually after being rated the second-best all-rounder in Twenty20 Internationals on the latest ICC player rankings. According to ICC rankings updated by the global cricket governing body early this

Lady Chevrons

Lady Chevrons’ Thailand Tour Cancelled Over Coronavirus

By Sports Reporter ZIMBABWE Cricket (ZC) national women team’s tour of Thailand has been cancelled after the organisers raised fears over the coronavirus outbreak. The Lady Chevrons were expected to play in a quadrangular series involving the hosts, Ireland and Scotland. The national team had been in camp since last month in preparation for the

Hail the king...Jonathan Chinyoka

Chinyoka, Chitate triumph in CBZ Marathon

By Makanaka Masenyama SEASONED athlete Jonathan Chinyoka completed an historic double of titles on the local long distance running circuit after romping to victory in the second edition of the CBZ Marathon held at Old Georgians Sports Club on Sunday morning. Exactly a month after winning the Old Mutual Harare marathon title at the same