The cancelation of the sequence comes as New Zealand implement a compulsory 14-day self-isolation interval for these coming into the nation from midnight on Sunday (native time) amid the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
After Australia’s 71-run win over New Zealand in Friday’s ODI opener performed with out followers on the SCG, the hosts had been as a consequence of face the Black Caps in Sydney (Sunday) and Hobart (March 20) for the ultimate two 50-over fixtures.
New Zealand had been additionally set to host a three-match T20 sequence, beginning in Dunedin on March 24, nonetheless, the video games have been known as off because the Black Caps rush dwelling.
“Arrangements are being made to fly the bulk of the squad home this evening [Saturday],” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) mentioned in a press release. “NZC believes each these sequence will be replayed of their entirety at a later and extra applicable date.
“NZC understands and helps the federal government’s place. This is a time of unprecedented danger and peril, and the non-public well being and well-being of our gamers is paramount.”
New Zealand’s border restrictions might additionally impression the A-League, NRL and Super Rugby competitions.
Coronavirus continues to disrupt sport internationally, with the Premier League, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, MLS, NBA, NHL, MLB and tennis among the many sports activities on hiatus, whereas the Formula One’s season-opening Australian Grand Prix was cancelled on Friday.
In Australia, there have been virtually 200 circumstances of COVID-19 with three deaths, whereas New Zealand are but to document a casualty in six circumstances thus far.
Globally, over 5,400 individuals have died from the virus following greater than 145,000 circumstances.
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