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New Zealand, Pakistan’s tour of Scotland, Ireland postponed


Scotland’s ODI and T20 matches against New Zealand have said to arrange in Edinburgh in June this year. But due to the turmoil atmosphere of cricket the series have been postponed after the visitors cancelled their European tour plans.

New Zealand's June tour of Scotland postpones

There are also many matches of Scott’s which announcements are expected soon. There was scheduled matches with Australia, Nepal and Namibia in June and July for the Scott’s.

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Cricket Scotland confirmed that no domestic league or cup competitions would take place in 2020, on Wednesday. “We are obviously disappointed, but it was to be expected,” said Cricket Scotland chief executive Gus Mackay. “We will work closely with New Zealand Cricket and look at opportunities in the future when they are next touring Europe.”

There were two matches were said to be played at The Grange on 10 and 12 June. Now Cricket Scotland says ticket refund information will follow in the next week meeting.

New Zealand’s limited-overs tour of Ireland in late June and July has also been postponed at the same time.

Scotland coach Shane Burger had said he was waiting for the ‘exciting prospect’ of facing New Zealand and Australia. It would be start of the Black Caps due in Scotland for the first time since 2008.

The ODI with the Australians is scheduled for 29 June, with ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 fixtures against Nepal and Namibia due to follow in July. Before that Cricket Scotland said that it is willing to host their scheduled matches against New Zealand and Australia. Both teams are scheduled to visit the associate nation for a brief series in June. For now, the matches are yet to be postponed.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Cricket Board and Cricket Ireland on Thursday chose to postpone their two-match T20I series in July after the Ireland Government declared behind shut entryway matches must be conceivable after August 10. This date concurs with Pakistan’s visit to England for three Tests and the same number of T20Is for which the side is booked to leave late July.

The matches in Dublin were scheduled to happen on July 12 and 14.

PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan stated: “It is sad that due the current COVID-19 pandemic, we need to delay our visit to Ireland. We were anticipating coming back to the setting, where we featured against Ireland in their debut Test in 2018, and nation where our players have consistently been upheld and respected by the inviting and proficient fans.

“We completely regard and support CI’s choice at this troublesome time. As we have all emphasized, the well-being and security of players, authorities and fans starts things out. It stays a difficult time for all countries that are expected to have home arrangement in the coming months; we as a cricketing family will proceed to mobilize and work intently together.

“The PCB stands immovably with CI in these troublesome occasions and we anticipate returning to Ireland when ordinary administrations continue.”

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