Coronavirus: New Zealand Bar Tours Till End Of July

Coronavirus: New Zealand Bar Tours Till End Of July

New Zealand vs India 2020, Henry Nicholls, Hamish Bennett, Martin Guptill
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In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand cricket has barred tours till end of july, as a precautionary measure. In this period, New Zealand were supposed to tour Scotland, Ireland, the Netherlands and the West Indies. But the tours are unlikely to go ahead now, after the board has called for precautionary measure.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the coronavirus situation needs to be dealt with seriously. It is important to look after all the communities across the globe in the wake of this pandemic.

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Focus is on ensuring the future sustainability: David White

With no cricket, New Zealand cricket is currently focusing on future sustainability. It will be a step taken to overcome difficulties faced by the board faced during the lockdown, reckons David White.

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“Given the bigger picture and the terrible toll Covid19 is taking worldwide we need to look after not only our own people but the greater community good,” White said.

“With the lockdown now in full force we’re mindful of the difficulties facing our cricket community, particularly in view of the suspension of trust funding.

“Our current focus is very much on ensuring the future sustainability of cricket in New Zealand.”

New Zealand’s last tour to Australia was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first One-Day International (ODI) was played behind closed doors but as a precautionary measure the series had to be called off.