New Zealand Cricket has moved to streamline its home international schedules for the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS in order to mitigate the risk of an Omicron outbreak compromising upcoming fixtures.

The immediate changes will see the South Africa men’s side remaining in Christchurch for the entire duration of its visit, playing both its scheduled Tests at Hagley Oval rather than decamping to Wellington for the second match, as initially scheduled.

The revised home summer schedule will now comprise:

BLACKCAPS v South Africa – two Tests:

Both Test matches to be played at Hagley Oval, Christchurch.

WHITE FERNS v India – one T20I & five ODIs:

All matches to be played at John Davies Oval, Queenstown.

BLACKCAPS v Australia – three T20Is:

All matches to be played at McLean Park, Napier.

BLACKCAPS v Netherlands – one T20 & three ODIs

The first two matches (one T20I & one ODI) to be played at Bay Oval, Tauranga.

The last two matches (two ODIs) to be played at Seddon Park, Hamilton.

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