New Zealand deserted their tour of Australia on Saturday after Wellington tightened border restrictions to fight the unfold of coronavirus. The Blacks Caps misplaced the opening sport of the three-match sequence by 71 runs and had been resulting from play the second in Sydney on Sunday. But they are going to fly residence instantly after New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced everybody getting into the nation from midnight Sunday must self-isolate for 14 days. “In response to the New Zealand government’s latest travel restrictions, Cricket Australia has been advised the New Zealand team will be returning home immediately,” Cricket Australia mentioned.
The two remaining matches, together with three upcoming Twenty20 clashes between the 2 nations in New Zealand, had been postponed.
“Cricket Australia and New Zealand Cricket will work together to identify a future opportunity to play both series,” it added.
Ardern mentioned the self-quarantine order could be reviewed after 16 days.
New Zealand up to now solely has six confirmed instances of the virus and has recorded no fatalities.
The sequence in Australia was already being performed with out followers to curb the unfold of coronavirus, which has pressured a swathe of sporting occasions behind closed doorways.
After the opening match on Friday, New Zealand quick bowler Lockie Ferguson was examined for the virus and positioned in isolation after complaining of a sore throat.
The scare adopted Australian paceman Kane Richardson being remoted and examined for COVID-19 after struggling a sore throat on Thursday. He missed the opening ODI, however was cleared of the virus late Friday.