The negative impacts of the Coronavirus are being directly felt by the cricket industry. Now, Cricket Australia and the Cricket board of New Zealand are working together. They are trying to create streams of the matches.
The lockdown of Australia and New Zealand is coming to an end. As a result, there will be quarantine free travel between the neighbouring nations. So, New Zealand Cricket chief David White and Cricket Australia chief Kevin Roberts are discussing the possibilities.
Talking to Sydney Morning Herald, David White says, “I’ve talked to Kevin Roberts about that. A Tasman bubble would be terrific if it did eventuate.”
He said that both of them are discussing the various ways that will make this a reality. Even though it’s just a concept for now, they are ready to seize any opportunity that arises. This is the way to make things move forward.
Cricket Australia wants to bring any matches to their home field. Hence, this is the opportunity they have to consider. First, Indian Premier League 2020 is indefinitely suspended. Furthermore, the England limited-over tours will probably not take place. Finally, the Bangladesh Test tour is already off the list.
Moreover, even the T20 World Cup is hanging by the ropes. With all of this done, the only option is playing with New Zealand whenever possible.
Coming to New Zealand’s schedule, there is uncertainty there as well. There is no guarantee Pakistan and West Indies will be able to make the tour.
Considering that Australia and New Zealand can start by playing matches amongst themselves, they should. The two nations were playing in a 3 match ODI series in March. The first match took place without an audience. However, following that the series was cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak.