New Zealand confirms Bangladesh and three other summer tour
New Zealand Cricket has confirmed the tour with West Indies, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Australia this summer. Besides this a long schedule of 37 days of international cricket scheduled has been announced.
Besides this they have announced that the organisation will look at implementing a quarantine bubble with the Black Caps and touring teams. The New Zealand cricket board will apply the similar method to that used by England and the West Indies for their recent Test series.
“We’ll be announcing that in a few weeks as we work through the details. The agencies have been really supportive. Government has been fantastic and really supportive of it happening,” NZ Cricket CEO David White said
“It’s driven by the Government, really. It’s their priorities, really, so we must comply with all the managedisolation regulations that they have.”
In the meantime, White Ferns will tour Australia in September, with a return tour to NZ in February.
“I was just on the phone to the West Indies, they’re confirmed, Pakistan is confirmed, Australia and Bangladesh, so (there will be) 37 days of international cricket,” he told reporters.
Although, White declined to release schedules of the tours until details had been finalized with the respective boards. He said arrangements were likely to follow the model of bio-secure “bubbles” adopted in England for the recent West Indies tour — when teams’ accommodation and training facilities were located at the match venue to isolate players.
“We’re working through that with the government agencies at the moment, a similar concept… the agencies have been really supportive, the government’s been fantastic. All international arrivals into New Zealand are currently required to spend at least 14 days in strictly supervised quarantine.” He said.