Scotland ready to play against Australia, New Zealand series behind closed doors
Cricket Scotland said it was prepared to have their planned matches behind closed doors against New Zealand and Australia. For a brief series in June, both teams are scheduled to visit the associate country, and the games maybe will be delayed.
New Zealand was going to visit the Netherlands to participate in the ODI series, but this series was delayed this week after counsel from the Dutch government.
“We have our own planning, and what we can do under current conditions is waiting to see what’s gonna happen. New Zealand aren’t visiting Holland and before we make any final decision, we’re just waiting to be directed by what their board says ” Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay stated to ESPNCricinfo.
“We are planning our way through and waiting to see what happens with advice. That’s all we can do at this stage. New Zealand aren’t going to Holland, and we’re just waiting to be guided by what their board says before we make any final decision,” said Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay according to ESPNCricinfo.
“We’ve got a temporary set-up at The Grange. If we are allowed to play internationals in empty stadiums, that’s something we can do. We’re making money staging internationals, so if we were to play an international match in empty stadiums it would certainly be possible — the cost of temporary set-up will be excluded from the equation.”
Like any other sport, all events related to cricket have been suspended in March. 2020 season of the Indian Premier League were postponed shortly after the WHO declared the Covid-19 as pandemic.