In the ongoing Pandemic, COVID-19 New Zealand’s Cricket chief executive David White admitted that the New Zealand’s 4 upcoming series for the men’s and women’s teams seem doubtful.
New Zealand’s 4 Upcoming Series
- Tour to Netherlands
- Tour to Ireland
- Tour to West Indies
- Tour to Scotland
New Zealand is currently pursuing a four-week nationwide ban that has stopped all cricketers in the country and the rest of the world. Last month, the men’s team had to cancel their Australia tour after just one game, and since the current situation is still not under control, upcoming tours are also highly unlikely.
“Of course, this situation is extremely disappointing for everyone working in sports, but given the overall picture and the terrible number that COVID-19 demands worldwide, we have to take care not only of our own people but also of the well-being of a larger community, “White said on Friday, April 3.
The men’s team should tour the Netherlands, Scotland, Ireland and West Indies in June and July, but these tasks could be affected. White also confirmed that the women’s tour of Sri Lanka scheduled for later this month has been postponed.
“Cricket in New Zealand was lucky that we were at the end of our home summer program when this crisis broke out,” added White. “With the ban now fully operational, we are aware of the difficulties our cricket community is facing.
“Our current focus is very much on ensuring the future sustainability of cricket in New Zealand. We look forward to adequately recognizing and congratulating our eminent players, officials, volunteers, coaches and administrators for the 2019-20 season despite the limitations, and limitations of current climates, “said White.