India’s tour of NZ comprising three ODIs has been postponed and will not be played until later next year. The ODIs are on the International Cricket Council’s Future Tours Programme as part of the World Cup Super League for qualifying spots for the 2023 tournament.
As reported by stuff.co.nz, the development was confirmed by an NZC spokesman, who informed that India would not be touring the nation this summer, and would rather play the series after the next scheduled men’s Twenty20 World Cup in Australia in November.
The news comes after the New Zealand government released the Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) facilities on its MIQ websites without the Indian’s team mention in the list.
On the other hand, Bangladesh, Netherlands and South Africa’s men’s teams, which are set to travel to New Zealand for their respective series, have all secured spots in the MIQ facilities. All three teams will be touring the island nation before the Women’s World Cup is staged, which will take place from March 4 to April 3. They have been granted space for 181 people on “various dates January-February 2022”.
As per the ICC’s Future Tours Programme (FTP), Bangladesh is set to play two Tests and three T20Is against New Zealand in December-January. They have been allocated space for 35 people, from early December, in MIQ.
Netherlands are scheduled to play three ODIs in January-February as per the FTP. They have also been allocated spots for 35 people in the MIQ facilities for March.
On the other hand, South Africa was set to play two Tests and three T20Is in February-March, and they’ve been granted a slot for a group of 35 people from early February. Both South Africa and the Bangladesh Tests form part of the next World Test Championship cycle.
The New Zealand team is all scheduled to tour Australia for three ODIs and one T20I from January 30 until February 8. However, they aren’t listed for any MIQ spot on return, which will depend on whether a quarantine-free trans-Tasman bubble is back in action by then.
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