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11 Apr 2021
Scheduled India’s tour of New Zealand at the end of the year as per the ICC’s Future Tour Programme (FTP) has been postponed for next year, Stuff.co.nz reported. Virat Kohli’s men were to take on the Blackcaps in a three-match long ODI series but New Zealand Cricket has confirmed that they will tour the country next year after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The move has been taken by the NZC as New Zealand are also scheduled to travel to India for a Test and T20I series before heading home. NZC said that the players who will be travelling to India would not be able to return home before the first week of December and as per the 14 days of managed isolation and quarantine (MIQ) set by the government, they won’t be able to take the field before Christmas.
New Zealand already have a cramped schedule with as many as three teams such as South Africa, Netherlands and Bangladesh are slated to tour the country in the next summer.
India last toured New Zealand for a full series in early 2022 before the Covid-19 pandemic gripped the world. The Virat Kohli-led side were swept 0-2 in the Test series, defeated 1-2 in the ODI series while the men in blue swept the T20I series 5-0.