Bangladesh tour of New Zealand pushed back by seven days:
Bangladesh’s ODIs and T20s in New Zealand, which were scheduled to kick off on March 13, will now begin on March 20.
New Zealand Cricket statement said the changes in the schedule were “caused by ongoing challenges in the current Covid-19 environment and the need to allow visiting sides adequate preparation for international commitments”.
“To accommodate the necessary logistics, the Bangladesh tour will now begin seven days later than initially scheduled, following a five-day training camp at Queenstown, with matches to be played at the venues first planned, but on different dates,” said NZC in an official release.
Revised schedule of Bangladesh tour of New Zealand:
New Zealand vs Bangladesh ODIs
- March 20, 1st ODI, Dunedin
- March 23, 2nd ODI, Christchurch
- March 26, 3rd ODI, Wellington
New Zealand vs Bangladesh T20Is
- March 28, 1st T20I, Hamilton
- March 30, 2nd T20I, Napier
- April 1, 3rd T20I, Auckland
The New Zealand Cricket also made changes in the schedule of the Australian women’s team’s limited-overs tour of New Zealand.
Additionally, Bangladesh remaining in New Zealand longer than originally scheduled.
NZC has taken the opportunity to play the three WHITE FERNS v Australia women’s T20s as double-headers alongside the BLACKCAPS v Bangladesh T20s – at Seddon Park, McLean Park, and Eden Park, respectively.