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[Watch] Fire Broke at World Cup Qualifiers' Venue Harare After ZIM vs NED

image-lj6wuty8Fire Broke at Harare Sports Club on Tuesday

The iconic Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe is currently hosting ICC World Cup 2023 Qualifiers matches. In an unexpected incident, a fire broke out at the venue, just a few hours after hosts Zimbabwe’s win over the Netherlands in a high-scoring affair on Tuesday evening (June 20).

However, the authorities made sure that the fire caused no damage to the ground, as it remains good to host the remaining matches of the tournament.

Harare Sports Club subjected to fire on southern end

Flames were visible from the stadium’s southern end, just a few hours after Zimbabwe’s win over the Netherlands. As per an ESPNCricinfo report, the fire was caused due to some highly combustible materials at Castle Corner, an area occupied by Zimbabwe Cricket Supporters Union. The blaze grew quickly and the flames were even visible from outside the stadium by passersby.

However, swift response from the authorities ensured that the fires caused no damage to the stadium. Furthermore, the International Cricket Council (ICC), upon inspection, have given the venue a go-ahead to stage its remaining fixtures of the tournament.

The stadium will now host a Group A fixture between West Indies and Nepal on June 22. The weekend fixture between West Indies and hosts Zimbabwe is expected to be a sellout at the same venue.

The Harare Sports Club will also host several Super Six matches, along with the much-awaited final on July 9. Notably, the two finalists will rightfully earn their tickets to India for the 2023 ODI World Cup later this year.