Thatscricket - News - Cricket: New Zealand gets three more tour matches
Published: Thursday, September 27, 2001, 16:16 [IST]
Copyright AFP 2001
Sydney: New Zealand will get three extra lead-up matches ahead of the first cricket Test against Australia in Brisbane in November after its Pakistan tour was finally abandoned on Friday.[an error occurred while processing this directive]The Australian Cricket Board has agreed to the matches to give the Kiwis more match practice following the cancellation of the Pakistan tour amid safety fears in the wake of the terrorist attacks in the US.New Zealand's tour of Australia was originally due to start on November 1 with a match against Queensland, but it will now start on October 16 with a four-day match against Queensland Second XI.The Kiwis will also play an ACT Invitation XI at Canberra from October 21 to 23 and a Queensland President's XI from October 26 to 28.The Tests are at Brisbane from November 8 to 12, Hobart from November 22 to 26 and Perth from November 30 to December 4, followed by a One-day International Series against Australia and South Africa in January.