Coronavirus: New Zealands Upcoming Tours To West Indies, Bangladesh In Doubt

NZC conceded upcoming excursions to Europe and the West Indies have been unlikely to proceed. © AFP

New Zealand Cricket conceded upcoming excursions to Europe and the West Indies have been unlikely to proceed Friday, with doubts additionally hanging over a deliberate go to to Bangladesh. NZC chief government David White mentioned the journeys to Eire, Scotland, the Netherlands and the Caribbean scheduled for June-July have been “very unlikely”, whereas there have been “apparent query marks” about touring Bangladesh in August. “Clearly, this example is extraordinarily disappointing for everybody concerned in sport however, given the larger image, and the horrible toll COVID-19 is taking worldwide, we have to take care of not solely our personal people however the better neighborhood good,” White mentioned.

He confirmed this month’s tour to Sri Lanka by the White Ferns ladies’s group had been cancelled.

All cricket has been stopped as New Zealand undergoes a four-week COVID-19 lockdown and White mentioned NZC was analyzing attainable enjoying eventualities for subsequent season.

“Our present focus could be very a lot on guaranteeing the longer term sustainability of cricket in New Zealand,” White mentioned.

New Zealand cricket group needed to abandon their tour of Australia in March after Wellington tightened border restrictions to fight the unfold of coronavirus.

The Blacks Caps misplaced the opening sport of the three-match collection by 71 runs and have been as a consequence of play the second in Sydney however needed to fly dwelling instantly after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced everybody getting into the nation from midnight March 15 must self-isolate for 14 days.

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The collection in Australia was already being performed with out followers to curb the unfold of coronavirus, which has compelled a swathe of sporting occasions behind closed doorways.