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NZC Moves All Matches vs Indian Women’s Cricket Team To Queenstown To Reduce Covid-19 Threat

The venue for the Indian women’s cricket team’s upcoming six fits in opposition to New Zealand has been modified to lessen the Covid-19 threat. The Indian women’s group will play all its six upcoming fits in opposition to New Zealand in Queenstown as NZC on Thursday introduced a revised agenda to lessen the possibilities of a COVID-19 outbreak.

The Indian women’s group, which is already in New Zealand, is now scheduled to play all 5 ODIs and a T20I, beginning February nine at John Davies Oval in Queenstown. The bilateral series, which is prime for India in advance of the World Cup in March-April, became in advance scheduled to start with the one-off T20I at McLean Park in Napier observed via way of means of the primary ODI on the equal venue days later.

The Saxton Oval in Nelson became to host the second one and 0.33 ODIs on February 14 and 16, with the very last ODIs to be performed in Queenstown on February 22 and 24. Other modifications withinside the agenda introduced via way of means of NZC consist of the South Africa men’s facet last in Christchurch for the complete period of its visit, gambling each its scheduled Tests at Hagley Oval as opposed to decamping to Wellington for the second one healthy, as to begin with scheduled.

Australia’s 3 T20s in opposition to the New Zealand men’s facet will now be hosted in Napier (challenge to MIQ availability), and the Netherlands men’s excursion is ready to be cut up among Mount Maunganui (one T20 and one ODI) and Hamilton ( ODIs). All fits were stored on originally-scheduled days. The modifications withinside the venues are aimed to reduce down on home tour and the accelerated chance of publicity to the Omicron variation of COVID-19. “These chance mitigations are primarily based totally on keeping off recognized Covid-19 hotspots, and consist of restricting air tour, restricting lodging transfers and, essentially, running in more secure environments,” NZC leader government David White stated in a statement.

“We recognize the greater home flights we have, and the greater motion there may be among hotels, the more the hazard of a healthy or maybe a chain being placed at the chance,” he delivered. White delivered the cause is to discover the idea of permitting more than one pod, every of no greater than a hundred spectators, in venues following authorities guidelines.

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