Following the threat of coronavirus, the last two ODIs between the Aussies and the Black Caps were forcefully postponed for the safety of everyone.
The New Zealand tour of Australia was wrapped up amid the COVID-19 scare. As the first ODI between the teams of Australia and New Zealand was held behind closed doors, the following ones had already been postponed.
This is due to the new travel implementations of the New Zealand government which mainly concern those who will enter the country from Australia. The Black Caps may be at stake upon their return to their home country if they continue with the last two ODIs and the remaining T20Is.
The restrictions brought upon by the New Zealand government state that those who will enter the country from Australia will be mandated with a 14-day self-isolation period. In line with that, the New Zealand team was quick enough to make arrangements for the squad’s departure from Sydney last Saturday. They had decided to leave earlier than expected for the players to avoid the need to undertake self-isolation.
With regards to the continuation of the series, both the Australian and New Zealand cricket organizations expressed their hope that the series be continued at a later date this year. For now, their concerns are mainly focused on the health safety of the fans, their players, and their respective committees.
The New Zealand tour of Australia was supposed to be made out of three ODIs and three T20Is. To know more about the different formats of cricket, check out Betwala.
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