New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White confirms upcoming tours to go ahead

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New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White confirms upcoming tours to go ahead
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White confirms upcoming tours to go ahead

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White confirms upcoming tours to go ahead

WELLINGTON (AFP) – New Zealand said Tuesday that Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh and the West Indies had all confirmed they will tour during the upcoming home season, despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Chief executive David White said managed isolation arrangements for the visiting teams were still being worked out with officials in Wellington, but the tours would proceed.

He further said that “I was just on the phone to the West Indies, they re confirmed, Pakistan is confirmed, Australia and Bangladesh, so (there will be) 37 days of international cricket,” .

Chief executive David White declined to release schedules of the tours until details had been worked out.

White said arrangements were likely to follow the model of bio-secure “bubbles” adopted in England for the recent West Indies tour — when teams accommodation and training facilities were located at the match venue to isolate players.

“We re working through that with the government agencies at the moment, a similar concept… the agencies have been really supportive, the government s been fantastic,”

All international arrivals into New Zealand are currently required to spend at least 14 days in strictly supervised quarantine.

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