NZ govt provides all clear for Pakistan, West Indies to tour

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New Zealand’s govt has given the go forward for the Pakistan and West Indies groups to tour the nation later this yr and in early 2021, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) mentioned on Friday. New Zealand has been one of many world’s most victorious nations at containing the brand new coronavirus and the nation’s borders stay closed to virtually all guests.

NZC has nonetheless promised a bumper residence summer time of worldwide cricket, together with take a look at matches towards Pakistan and West Indies.

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“New Zealand Cricket has received government approval to proceed with plans to host international touring sides this summer … beginning with the West Indies and Pakistan’s men’s teams in November, December and January,” NZC mentioned in an announcement.

“A press conference to announce the details of the upcoming summer’s international … schedule will be held early next week.”

NZC can also be hoping to host Bangladesh in restricted overs internationals in addition to the Australian ladies’s workforce in February when New Zealand would have been staging the now postponed 50-overs World Cup. [nL4N2FA048]

Officials mentioned last month they might be watching on the biosecurity ‘bubble’ model utilized by England to host latest take a look at collection towards the West Indies and Pakistan.

New Zealand Minister of Sport Grant Robertson mentioned Netball New Zealand had additionally been given permission to renew hosting worldwide matches however that every one incoming groups can be topic to strict protocols.

“Getting teams into managed isolation and allowing them to train and be competitive has not been an easy task,” he mentioned.

“While sports teams will be operating within a bubble, safety will be ensured through the provision of normal infection prevention control mechanisms like physical separation, normal hygiene practices and PPE.

“Training facilities will also be secure, safe and isolated.”

New Zealand may also host Australia in two Bledisloe Cup rugby internationals in Wellington and Auckland subsequent month.

[Attribution HT]

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