New Zealand will tour Bangladesh later this month to play a five-match T20 International series against the hosts, Bangladesh Cricket Board confirmed on Wednesday. This will be the first time in eight years a New Zealand side will be in Bangladesh as they previously toured Bangladesh back in 2013 for two Tests, three ODIs and a lone T20 international against the Tigers.
The Kiwis will arrive in Dhaka on August 24 and they are scheduled to play aT20 warm-up game on August 29 at the Bangladesh Krira Shikkha Protisthan.
The matches of the series will be all day-night affairs while it will be played at the Sher-e Bangla National in Mirpur, Dhaka. The starting time of the T20I matches is yet to be announced.
The series between Bangladesh and New Zealand will also mark the end of the preparations of both the teams for ICC World T20, scheduled in UAE and Oman in October-November. Meanwhile, a top official of Bangladesh Cricket Board informed that the Black Caps will receive some relaxed Covid-19 protocol than that they have offered to Australia for the ongoing on-going five-match series.
“I don’t think they will have the same kind of Covid-19 protocol as they will be coming in a commercial flight while the Australians came here by a chartered flight,” the BCB official said on Wednesday.