New Zealand Cricket have announced a packed home international cricket schedule for 2020-21 with Wellington getting three matches over the summer:
- BLACKCAPS v West Indies Friday 11 - Tuesday 15 December 11am at the Basin Reserve
- BLACKCAPS v Australia T20 Wednesday 3 March 7pm at Sky Stadium
- BLACKCAPS v Bangladesh ODI Saturday 20 March 11am at the Basin Reserve
David White said NZC was aware of the challenging circumstances in which many New Zealanders had found themselves in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis and would be cutting the price of a GA adult ticket by almost half, to acknowledge this.
“Hosting these tours is incredibly important to us for two reasons: international cricket brings in revenue that funds the entire game of cricket in New Zealand and, also, it’s crucial that we look after the fans of the game and sport in general, especially during these difficult times,” says New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White.
“It might sound counter-intuitive to be lowering ticket prices at a time of great additional cost and expense to the game, but we think it’s the right thing to do”.
Mr White said he was extremely grateful to Cricket Australia for seeing fit to send its men’s T20 side to New Zealand at a time when its international calendar was so congested.
“We’ve worked very closely with Cricket Australia in what is, really, a unique set of circumstances – and we can’t speak highly enough of their commitment to the global game.
“The same goes for the West Indies, Pakistan, Bangladesh and England - right across the board in cricket there’s been a real spirit of cooperation.”
While no international side would be in New Zealand through the bulk of January and early-February, Mr White said Kiwis could still look forward to top cricket.