New Zealand Cricket have announced the international cricket schedule for 2019/2020 and Wellington will host five fixtures this summer at the Basin Reserve and Westpac Stadium.
- Sunday 3 November: BLACKCAPS v England T20, 2pm, Westpac Stadium
- Friday 31 January: BLACKCAPS v India T20, 8pm, Westpac Stadium
- Sunday 9 February: WHITEFERNS v South Africa, 2pm, Basin Reserve
- Monday 10 February: WHITEFERNS v South Africa, 2pm, Basin Reserve
- Friday 21 February - Tuesday 25 February: BLACKCAPS v India, 11.30am, Basin Reserve
NZC chief executive David White said that, outside the two World Cups New Zealand has jointly hosted, he couldn’t recall a more significant or substantial home international programme.
“We’re simply delighted with the way it’s all fitted together,” he said.
“It speaks volumes of the regard in which the BLACKCAPS and WHITE FERNS are held that we can attract such a wealth of talent over the course of one summer.
"Wellington has the best of both worlds: Westpac Stadium for high-powered short-form cricket and the Basin Reserve - one the country’s favourite Test venues. We’re particularly pleased to have the WHITE FERNS in town for back-to-back T20s.”
The international summer will start early, with England arriving in late October ahead of playing five T20s and two Tests. Westpac Stadium will host the second T20 match on Sunday 3 November at 2pm.
The BLACKCAPS return home after playing a three Test series in Australia to prepare for the arrival of India in late January, a blockbuster of a tour which includes five T20s, three ODIs and two Tests, to be played at the Basin Reserve and Hagley Oval, respectively. The fourth T20 will be held at Westpac Stadium on Friday 31 January at 8pm.
All the WHITE FERNS and BLACKCAPS fixtures will be broadcast live by NZC partners SKY Sport.
NZC’s investment in the “A” team programme will continue to build momentum when India A arrive in mid-January to play three 50-over games and two four-day “Tests” at Hagley Oval and Bert Sutcliffe Oval.
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For the full 2019/20 summer schedule, please click here.