New Zealand’s limited-overs tour of Australia has been postponed
New Zealand tour of Australia has been postponed until further notice following strict quarantine protocols implicated by the NZ government which caused problems for the players to get back in the country.
The New Zealand tour of Australia has been postponed as of now until further announcement following strict quarantine protocols implicated by the NZ government which may cause problems for the squad to get back in the country during that situation.
New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia have mutually decided to postpone the limited format tour for now so the New Zealand players can return back home
“at a time more manageable for the MIQ process, but the government confirmed it had no capacity to meet the request.”
The tour is composed of 3 ODIs and a single T20I, which was initially scheduled to be played between January 24 and February 9 but both NZC and CA boards have mutually postponed the series are now in discussion to decide the fresh dates for the matches to be played.
“We are extremely disappointed that we won’t be able to play the scheduled matches against New Zealand as planned, however, we will continue to work with New Zealand Cricket to reschedule the series,”Nick Hockley, CA CEO, said on Wednesday (January 19).
“We thank NZC, who made every effort to make the series happen; however, because they were unable to get certainty over return quarantine arrangements, it is simply just not possible at this time.
“We know fans will be disappointed and thank them for their understanding given the unique circumstances that the global pandemic presents for everyone.
“We look forward to welcoming Sri Lanka to Australia next month and will confirm the schedule for that series as soon as possible.”
Meanwhile, David White NZC chief executive said:
“As we now know, the advent of Omicron prompted a change of heart from the NZ Government, resulting in a hard 10-day mandatory isolation period being imposed on all incoming travelers.
“NZC and CA had explored a proposal to expand the tour and to push out the date on which the squad might return to New Zealand in the hope that might be more achievable for the Government. Unfortunately, we received advice this morning that they could not provide certainty over this.”