By Bhawna Rawat, Updated : Aug 11, 2020 13:31 IST
New Zealand to resume Cricket tour amid Pandemic, confirms home series against Australia, Pakistan, West Indies & Bangladesh!

New Zealand Cricket (NZC), on Tuesday, stated that Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies had all confirmed they will tour during the upcoming home season, despite the coronavirus pandemic. NZC announced that a total of 37 days of international cricket has been scheduled during their upcoming home season. 

New Zealand is the second country to host international cricket after England, thus IPL will also be played in UAE from 19th September to 10 November. Cricket was also affected by Covid-19 but gradually tours & tournaments are being started. As England was the first country to host cricket tour amid pandemic. 

On the other hand, New Zealand have not played any international game since their ODI series in Australia was called off in March after increasing cases of coronavirus outbreak. They played the first ODI in empty stadium before the series was called off. 

NZC CEO David White declined to release schedules of the tours until details had been worked out. He said arrangements were likely to follow the model of bio-secure "bubbles" adopted in England for the recent tours, when teams' accommodation and training facilities were located at the match venue to isolate players. 

New Zealand is one of the successful countries to handle Covid-19 pandemic, recently they completed 100 days without Covid-19 transmission. All international arrivals in New Zealand are currently required to spent at least 14days in strictly supervised quarantine. 

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