Cricket-NZ Cricket main confident Australia will tour despite COVID scare

Jan 26 (Reuters) – New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White has played down considerations they may possibly not be capable to host Australia in impending sequence after the nation verified its first case of COVID-19 in the group in months.

New Zealand’s males will host Australia in a five-match Twenty20 series commencing on Feb. 22 in Christchurch. The women’s crew enjoy England in a few a person-dayers and 3 T20s from Feb. 23 just before hosting Australia.

New Zealand on Monday confirmed its very first case of COVID-19 in the neighborhood in months in a 56-calendar year-outdated girl, prompting Australia to quickly suspend a travel bubble with the country for 72 hrs.

“We’re incredibly constructive that the excursions to New Zealand will carry on with the Australian groups,” White told New Zealand’s Things media.

“We’ve been guided by the New Zealand governing administration agencies all summertime, they’ve been terrific and very supportive, and we will keep on to be guided by them.”

White extra that the England women’s group get there in New Zealand on Tuesday.

New Zealand’s adult males are set to tour England for two checks in June and White is assured the series will go ahead regardless of the COVID-19 situation there.

“We’ve been performing with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the very last 12 months, just working with each other on the unique bio bubbles and points,” White stated.

“They’re really superior, quite innovative in their approach, and we’re extremely self-confident that it will be all in order for our gamers.” (Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru Modifying by Peter Rutherford )