NZ PM wants heroes' welcome for cricketers | 2019-07-16

NZ PM wants heroes' welcome for cricketers

16 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the Black Caps deserve a "heroes' welcome" home after a "remarkable" World Cup final in London overnight, reports

Ms Ardern was very blurry-eyed and still "traumatised" at an announcement in the Coromandel this morning after staying up most of the night to watch the game, which New Zealand lost after a tied game and a super over.

The scores were level after 50 overs, and the Black Caps matched England's 15 in a super over but lost because they had scored fewer boundaries during the match after an extraordinary final at Lord's was tied.

Ms Ardern said she spoke to Auckland Mayor Phil Goff quite early this morning about how to welcome the players back.