Pakistan, West Indies cricket tour approved by New Zealand Cricket Board

Cricket Ticket: Pakistan and West Indies cricket tour approved by New Zealand Cricket Board

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said the tours will help the sport in the Covid-19 pandemic session. So, Sports activities remain continued.

New Zealand’s government approved COVID-19 arrangements. They allow the Pakistan and West Indies teams to tour in upcoming months, the country’s cricket board said on Friday.

“International cricket funds the whole game of cricket in New Zealand, so it’s very, very important for us.”

David White:-

White said all players would follow health and testing protocols set down by the government.

“It is not going to come cheap, we will be footing the bill but we are happy to do that and fully understand it’s a user-pays model,”

“Whatever government demand, We will follow.”

Grant Robertson:-

Sports Minister Grant Robertson said setting quarantine bubbles for the touring teams had not been easy. However, this was worth the effort to have international sport in New Zealand.

“Like many New Zealanders I am looking forward to seeing international sport resuming,” he said in a statement.

“It is a huge part of our culture and helps bring all of us together as a nation.”

In June, West Indies toured England for a three Test tournament. As latter’s cricket board looked to revive cricket amid the pandemic. Pakistan were the second team to tour England. All matches took place behind closed doors in empty stadiums to reduce the spread.

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