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SRC okays resumption of major sports

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By Trevor Makonyonga

The Sports and Recreation Commission (SRC) has given the greenlight for most sports to resume after their parent associations managed to comply with requirements.

Of the allowed sports are football, rugby, basketball and netball among others.

In a statement, SRC said that after the cabinet agreed to allow sports resumption, a number of sports associations managed to comply with the requirements for them to resume operating.

“Following the notice issued on the 16th of March 2021 informing the public on the decision of the Cabinet authorizing the resumption of sport codes previously designated as “medium and High risk”, the Sports and Recreation Commission, wishes to advise the public that the following National Sport Associations have complied with the requirements for resumption and should therefore resume sports activities: Zimbabwe Korfball Association, Zimbabwe Volleyball Association, Judo Association of Zimbabwe, Basketball Union of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Boxing Federation, Squash Rackets Association of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Football Association (PSL, Women’s League & Internationals only), Zimbabwe National Karate Federation, Zimbabwe Gymnastics Association, Hockey Association of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Netball Association, Zimbabwe Handball Federation, National Darts Association of Zimbabwe,  Zimbabwe Rugby Union, National Federation of, Zimbabwe Body-Building and Fitness, Zimbabwe Kickboxing Association and Zimbabwe Wushu Federation,” said SRC.

The SRC also approved the reopening of gyms which are registered with the commission.

“The following gyms registered with the Sports and Recreation Commission are approved for opening: Mi Gym (Harare), Pro-Fitness Health Club (Harare), Victoria falls Boxing Academy and Gym (Victoria Falls), Oxygen Gym (Harare), Justin Classic Gym
(Marondera), Olympus Health and Fitness (Harare) and Body Active Gym (Harare),” read the statement.

The sports commission advised other associations who are yet to comply inorder for the to be allowed to resume.

“The Sports and Recreation Commission advises all National Sport Associations who are still to comply with the required protocols for re-opening to do so in order to be allowed to resume.

Further, gym owners should also register with the SRC in order to resume operations as previously advised. National Sport Associations must notify the SRC 72 hours beforehand of all local competitions and tournaments they wish to hold. Authority to travel and participate in any international tournament must be sought through the Sports & Recreation Commission at least 30 business days before the tournament. These applications will be considered for approval by the Ministry of Youth, Sport, Arts & Recreation,” said SRC.

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