Pakistan, West Indies, Australia and Bangladesh have already been confirmed to have some tour matches in New Zealand in the upcoming months.
Despite several match cancellations all over the world, New Zealand has managed to fix their schedule as they announce some new match tours that they are about to host. Starting November, international cricket will now return to New Zealand as they face the West Indies. After then, they will play against Pakistan, Australia, and Bangladesh.
NZC CEO David White shares his excitement about this by saying, ‘I'm thrilled to be making this announcement today, given the uncertainty and difficulties over the past six or seven months. We owe a huge debt of gratitude to the New Zealand government for helping us navigate this complex process, as we do to our commercial partners and especially Spark Sport and TVNZ, for their patience and understanding’.
‘Hosting these tours is incredibly important to us for two reasons: international cricket brings in revenue that funds the entire game of cricket in New Zealand and, also, it's crucial that we look after the fans of the game and sport in general, especially during these difficult times’, he added.
Aside from the announcement of the new scheduled match tours, White also thanked Cricket Australia for allowing to send their players to New Zealand despite the current situation. In the same statement, he also thanked the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and England for cooperating with them for the games of both their men and women teams.
So far, the schedule of the said match tours would be:
Three T20Is and two Tests against the West Indies from November 27 to December 15
Three T20Is and two Tests against Pakistan from December 18 to January 7
Five T20Is against Australia from February 22 to March 7
Three ODIs and three T20Is against Bangladesh from March 13 to March 28
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