New Zealand Women set to tour Australia next month for 3 T20Is and as many ODIs
The New Zealand women's team will touch Australian soil on September 9, post which they will undergo quarantine of 14 long days before hitting the field.
Updated - Aug 29, 2020 8:51 pm
The blow of COVID-19 forced the world to come at a halt, and major events of the world couldn’t see the light of the day. The world of cricket was no different in this regard, and that’s why fans witnessed deserted fields and stadiums for five long months. However, everything is coming back on track gradually, but it will take much more time to get accustomed to the new normal.
The resumption of international cricket was marked by series between England and West Indies at Southampton inside the bio-secure bubble. Now the women’s cricket team is also ready to flag off their resumption with Australia and New Zealand locking horns with each other in a condensed series in Brisbane, as confirmed by Cricket Australia (CA).
The World T20 champions Australia will take on their arch-rivals New Zealand in 3 T20 Internationals and three ODI matches over a span of 12 days. Cricket Australia also confirmed this week that their season is most likely to set the action in hubs to go in accordance with strict COVID-19 protocols laid by the ICC.
New Zealand women side will undergo a 14-day quarantine
The New Zealand women’s team will touch Australian soil on September 9, post which they will undergo quarantine of 14 long days before hitting the field. The Australian team that will comprise players from states of South Wales and Victoria will touch Brisbane on September 6. They will also undergo the same 14-day quarantine process before joining the rest of the squad on September 20.
The first T20 game is set to commence at Allan Border Field on September 26, wherein the further matches will take place on September 27 and 30. The One-day internationals will follow this and will take place on October, October 5 and Oct 7.
The confirmation of fixtures by Cricket Australia becomes too crucial at this time because they have been facing a lot of revolt from broadcasters in the country. The revolt occurred in the countryside because the board has been displaying a lack of clarity over schedules and fixtures for quite some time and in the same light, unhappy people have even threatened them to terminate their television contract.