New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Thursday confirmed about their upcoming home series after getting the government’s approval. This means, New Zealand will now be able to host West Indies and Pakistan for the limited-overs series at home.
NZC said that it will roll out the details of the series against Pakistan and West Indies by the early next week. New Zealand Cricket is also hoping to have Bangladesh tour the country if their series agaisnt WI and Pakistan goes successful.
“International cricket funds the whole game in New Zealand so it’s very important. It won’t come cheap, we’ll be footing the bill, but we are happy to do that.” NZC CEO David White said.
“NZC has received Government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer, in line with prescribed health protocols and beginning with @windiescricket and @TheRealPCB. Details of the upcoming summer’s schedule will be announced early next week.” NZC tweeted.
On the other hand, Cricket Australia postponed the three-match ODI series against New Zealand including the one-off Test match against Afghanistan.
West Indies will be the first team to tour New Zealand and the players who are playing in the IPL will be flying to New Zealand alongside the Blackcap players.