Heath Mills, the chief executive of the players’ association, believes that New Zealand could emerge as a neutral venue for Test matches after New Zealand declared itself corona virus-free. International cricket also came to a standstill in March amid the coronation virus worldwide. India also played their last series against New Zealand on their own ground. New Zealand has become a Corona-free country.
No new corona cases have been reported in the country since last 17 days. New Zealand Prime Minister Jesinda Ardern made this announcement.
“I can see New Zealand acting as a neutral destination,” I Newspaper quoted Mills as saying. This is a definite possibility. I know that New Zealand Cricket (NZC) is in contact with the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and others regarding a possible event this summer. ”
New Zealand on Sunday lifted most of the sanctions due to the epidemic, as no active case has been reported. A neutral venue is nothing new in international cricket. Pakistan has been organizing most of its domestic series in the United Arab Emirates after the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan team bus in Lahore.
Mills is hopeful that NZC will seriously consider the possibility of hosting the neutral test. ECB chief executive Tom Harrison confirmed in April that he had received an offer to host county cricket from New Zealand and Australia, as these countries are less affected by Covid-19.
However, international cricket is set to resume next month when England host the West Indies in a three-Test series in a biologically safe environment. A total of 1,504 cases of corona were confirmed in New Zealand and 22 patients have died due to infection with this virus. Prime Minister Jesinda Arden has announced that her country will move beyond the Leven-1 alert.