Zimbabwe is allowing a limited number of vaccinated fans to watch football and cricket in a major relaxation of Covid-19 regulations in place since March last year.
The Sports and Recreation Commission said 2,000 fans would be allowed to watch football matches, but tickets would have to be bought in advance.
For the three One Day International matches at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo in November 1,000 fully vaccinated fans will be permitted.
The SRC meanwhile set maximum attendance figures of 250 for rugby matches, motorsport and equestrian.
Clubs and sports associations will be required to do pre-event bay or zone allocation for the fans who must carry their vaccination cards and some form of ID, the SRC said.
Spectators should also be “evenly distributed” in the grounds.
The return of fans is a major boost, especially for football clubs which had been denied a vital source of income.
The Premier Soccer League said on Thursday: “We are happy to announce that 2,000 fully vaccinated fans are now allowed to attend Chibuku Super Cup matches starting with the quarter-finals next week.
“We are currently working on the logistics and will be announcing ticket prices and selling points soon. We also remind and encourage all football lovers to ensure that they are fully vaccinated in order to reduce the spread of Covid-19.” ZimLive