Bangladesh’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand delayed by per week on account of COVID-19 associated challenges

Bangladesh’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand delayed by per week on account of COVID-19 associated challenges

Auckland: The beginning of Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of New Zealand was on Thursday postponed by per week as a result of coronavirus-related “challenges” and to permit satisfactory preparation time, the host nation’s cricket board has stated.

Underneath the revised schedule, Bangladesh will play three ODIs and an equal variety of T20 Internationals between 20 March and 1 April.

New Zealand Cricket stated the change in tour schedules was on account of “ongoing challenges within the present COVID-19 surroundings and the necessity to permit visiting sides satisfactory preparation for worldwide commitments.”

“To accommodate the required logistics, the Bangladesh tour will now start seven days later than initially scheduled, following a five-day coaching camp at Queenstown, with matches to be performed on the venues first deliberate, however on totally different dates,” the NZC stated in an announcement.

This will probably be Bangladesh’s first go to to New Zealand since their 2019 tour was lower quick following the taking pictures assault on a mosque, which gamers narrowly prevented the day earlier than the scheduled third Take a look at at Christchurch’s Hagley Oval.

The tour-opening ODI will probably be performed at Dunedin’s College Oval on 20 March, after Bangladesh full a five-day coaching camp in Queenstown, adopted by 50-over matches on 23 March (Hagley Oval, Christchurch) and 26 March (Basin Reserve, Wellington).

The T20Is will probably be performed on 28 March (Seddon Park, Hamilton), 30 March (McLean Park, Napier) and 1 April (Eden Park, Auckland).

The NZC additionally made adjustments within the schedule of the Australian ladies’s crew’s restricted overs tour of New Zealand.

“Moreover, with Bangladesh remaining in New Zealand longer than initially scheduled, NZC has taken the chance to play the three WHITE FERNS v Australia ladies’s T20s as double-headers alongside the BLACKCAPS v Bangladesh T20s – at Seddon Park, McLean Park and Eden Park, respectively.”

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