Bangladesh’s upcoming tour of New Zealand has been postponed by per week resulting from coronavirus-related “challenges” and to permit enough preparation time, New Zealand Cricket introduced on Thursday. Underneath the revised schedule, Bangladesh will play three ODIs and an equal number of T20 Internationals between March 20 and April 1.
Bangladesh tour of New Zealand postponed by a week due to coronavirus
NZC mentioned the change in tour schedules was resulting from “ongoing challenges within the present COVID-19 environment and the necessity to permit visiting sides enough preparation for worldwide commitments.”
“To accommodate the mandatory 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 completely different dates,” the NZC mentioned in a statement.
First NZ visit since 2019
This will probably be Bangladesh’s first go to New Zealand since its 2019 tour which got here to an untimely finish after a terrorist assault on a mosque.
The tour-opening ODI will probably be performed at Dunedin’s University Oval on March 20, after Bangladesh completes a five-day coaching camp in Queenstown, adopted by 50-over matches on March 23 (Hagley Oval, Christchurch) and March 26 (Basin Reserve, Wellington). The T20Is will probably be performed on March 28 (Seddon Park, Hamilton), March 30 (McLean Park, Napier) and April 1 (Eden Park, Auckland).
The NZC additionally made modifications within the schedule of the Australian women’s staff’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand. “Additionally, with Bangladesh remaining in New Zealand longer than initially scheduled, NZC has taken the chance to play the three WHITE FERNS v Australia women’s T20s as double-headers alongside the BLACKCAPS v Bangladesh T20s – at Seddon Park, McLean Park and Eden Park, respectively.