New Zealand Cricket confirms international action to take place in the upcoming summer.
All international arrivals into New Zealand are required to spend at least 14 days in quarantine.
The cricketing world is slowly coming back to normalcy due to the commencement of English summer and the announcement of some domestic T20 tournaments all around the world. It all started with the Test series held between England and West Indies in the second week of July.
After the Windies Tests, England played a One-Day International (ODI) series with neighbours Ireland, and currently, is hosting yet another red-ball series against Pakistan. Apart from the international fixtures, some domestic tournaments were also declared by the respective cricket boards.
Cricket Australia (CA), recently announced the fixtures of Big Bash League (BBL). The women’s BBL is set to start from October 17 while the men’s competition will kick-off from December 3.
Also, Cricket West Indies (CWI) revealed the fixtures of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) 2020, which will run from August 18 to September 10.
Now, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has confirmed that some international cricketing action will take place in the ‘land of the long white cloud’. The NZC is focusing on arranging a few bilateral series in the upcoming summer.
The apex board will look to implement a quarantine bubble with the Black Caps and touring teams, just like England and the West Indies, who used the quarantine bubble for their recent Test series.
“We’ll be announcing that in a few weeks as we work through the details. The agencies have been really supportive. Government has been fantastic and really supportive of it happening,” NZ Cricket CEO David White said.
“West Indies, Pakistan, Australia, and Bangladesh have confirmed to tour New Zealand in the summer,” said David in a video clip posted by the official Twitter handle of New Zealand men’s cricket team.
NZC CEO David White also gave an update on the potential shape of the New Zealand summer schedule at today's MediaWorks Radio announcement. Tours from @windiescricket, @TheRealPCB, @CricketAus and @BCBtigers to NZ are all in the proposed schedule #CricketNation pic.twitter.com/F10qYvyFLI
— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) August 11, 2020
David also heaped praises on the New Zealand government and said that the apex board would follow all the necessary protocols.
“It’s driven by the Government, really. It’s their priorities, really, so we must comply with all the managed isolation regulations that they have,” David concluded.