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19 – Wellington to host matches as Auckland goes into lockdown

2021-02-27 09:39:07

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The remaining matches involving Australia males’s workforce and England ladies’s aspect can be performed behind closed doorways

Subsequent week’s T20Is in Auckland involving the Australia males’s workforce and the England ladies’s aspect have been relocated to Wellington, after Auckland was put right into a week-long Covid-19 lockdown. The remaining matches of the 2 excursions are set to be performed behind closed doorways.

Underneath Stage 3 of the New Zealand authorities’s alert system, which Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced would take impact from 6 AM on Sunday morning following the emergence of one other case of group transmission, sports activities occasions can’t happen, which implies that New Zealand Cricket has shifted the 2 matches on March 5 in an try to hold each sequence going.

The remainder of New Zealand has been positioned in Stage 2 of the alert system which implies that matches should happen behind closed doorways: New Zealand and England Ladies play their third ODI in Dunedin on Sunday and the lads’s sequence towards Australia resumes in Wellington on Wednesday.

Underneath the present seven-day interval of the lockdown there may very well be a change in time for the matches in Mount Maunganui on March 7 though a NZC spokesman indicated these video games had been more likely to be with out crowds.

Auckland was briefly below a Stage 3 lockdown earlier this month after the emergence of group instances however these would be the first worldwide matches of the season to be affected by Covid-19.

Bangladesh not too long ago arrived in Christchurch for his or her two weeks of managed isolation forward of their limited-overs matches later in March. The Australia Ladies aspect are additionally set to tour later subsequent month.

Andrew McGlashan is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo

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