New Zealand Cricket CEO David White has made an offer to the English Cricket Board to host them in a Test series should their fixtures in the summer be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, White revealed that he made contact with the ECB to offer them some sort of lifeline after the English domestic and international matches on home soil already had to be postponed twice.
‘We really feel for the ECB right now, given the disruption to their season, and are wanting to help in any way we can,’ said White.
Given the continued risk of the coronavirus, which has particularly caused a great deal of damage in the UK, the T20 Blast, the County Championship and the inaugural Hundred competitions have been moved to later dates.
Following that, England have Test series against the West Indies and Pakistan scheduled, while rivals Australia are also set to arrive for a T20 and ODI series.
‘I’m in constant contact with Tom [Harrison, ECB CEO] and have communicated that offer to him, should it become possible at our end. We’re part of a global cricket family, and we need to support each other,’ White continued.
Should a tour to New Zealand become a reality for England then it would most likely be towards the end of the year or the start of 2021 before they travel to India for an extended tour.
England toured New Zealand towards the end of last year with the Kiwi’s claiming a 1-0 win in the Test series, while Eoin Morgan’s men came from behind to win the five-match T20I series 3-2.
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