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India’s Tour of New Zealand Postponed Due To Hectic Schedule & Quarantine Constraints: Reports

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The upcoming India tour of New Zealand comprising of three ODIs as part of the ODI World Cup Super League has been postponed. The reason behind the postponement of the tour has been put down to the latest MIQ (Managed Immigration And Quarantine) allocation released by the Kiwi government. India now will be touring the Kiwis on 2022 after the T20 World Cup scheduled to be played in Australia.

Meanwhile, the Kiwis are scheduled to tour India later this year after the T20 World Cup. They will play two Test matches and T20I during their stay in India. With Bangladesh and South Africa touring New Zealand in the near future, New Zealand government has allocated MIQs for 35 personnel of the touring party from South Africa, Bangladesh and The Netherlands. Besides them, 181 more have been allocated to the travelling teams for the Women’s World Cup.

New Zealand To Miss Boxing-Day Test

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The New Zealand tour of India will get into December which means that the Kiwis will not be able to play the Boxing-Day Test against Bangladesh. The first Test between Bangladesh and The Kiwis starts from December 16.

NZC chief executive David White previously told Stuff:
“We’ve got to be mindful of players coming back from a long winter and we’ve got to give them time at home as well.”

New Zealand are scheduled to tour Australia as well for a short tour from January 30 to February 8. However, the players are not expected to remain in a bubble.

Meanwhile, a few Kiwi players will be turning up for the IPL 2021 in the UAE ahead of the T20 World Cup. Kane Williamson will lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad who are placed last in the points table. They will resume their campaign against Delhi Capitals. SRH potentially needs to win all their remaining games to make the final four.

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