Zimbabwe Cricket on Thursday confirmed that two of its players Regis Chakabva and Timycen Maruma have tested positive for coronavirus. Both the players have been named as the standby for the upcoming limited-overs tour of Pakistan.
The board confirmed that both the players have now put themselves under the isolation going by the COVID-19 protocols.
One of the reports suggested that both the players were sharing the same room under the bio-secure bubble at the ZC Academy House in Harare.
Some of the staff members who were a part of the team have also reported to have testing positive of the deadly virus. Following their reports, the board shut down the entire facility on the temporary basis until the players and staff test negative again.
Zimbabwe’s First team is currently staying in a another hotel, different from the ones the standby players are staying in. All of them tested negative for COVID-19 before flying to Pakistan for the white-ball series.
Earlier this week, the PCB had also announced the list of players taking part in the upcoming home series against Zimbabwe.
The tour will comprise of three ODI and as many T20I matches slated to begin from October 30.