New Zealand to host West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh this summer

New Zealand to host West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh this summer

New Zealand Cricket has confirmed a full programme of international cricket tour, with 37 days of international cricket scheduled this summer.




Despite the COVID-19 pandemic - West Indies, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Australia will tour to New Zealand as per the current (FTP) Future Tours Programme.







"We are making tremendous progress. I was just on the phone to the West Indies, they're confirmed, Pakistan is confirmed, Australia and Bangladesh... so 37 days of international cricket," David White, the NZC CEO, told reporters in Auckland.




"The White Ferns will tour Australia in September and then the Australia Women's team will tour New Zealand in February. We are just working through the content but probably five ODIs and three T20Is.




"We'll just be held up for a week or two while we work with the government agencies on the managed isolation but they've been extremely supportive."






Black Caps are slated to host both West Indies and Pakistan for Tests and T20Is, Bangladesh for One day Internationals and T20Is and Australia for a short term series although the schedule of the upcoming tours are now subject to change.




New Zealand is one of the most successful nations in combatting the coronavirus and recently marked 100 days without infection.