After Corona Free last month, hopes of a return to cricket in New Zealand have aroused. The country’s top cricketers will start training at the High Performance Center from this week. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) issued this statement on Monday.
The board will organize 6 national camps for both mail and female cricketers in the next few months. This week the Blackcaps (men’s team) team will begin training at Canterbury, while the second camp starts at Bay Oval from 19 July. Meanwhile, the women’s team began practice at the High Performance Training Center in Lincoln from Monday. This is the first cricket camp after the lockdown.
New Zealand Corona was liberated on 8 June
New Zealand became the first country in the world to become Corona free on 8 June last month. It was announced by Prime Minister Jesinda Ardan herself. Then Jesinda said that I am proud of my country and people here. We won a very difficult battle together.
New Zealand had a 7-week lockdown
New Zealand has a population of less than 5 million. The sound of Corona was heard here in late February. The government formed a four-point program with medical experts. It was strictly enforced. There was a strict lockdown of 7 weeks. Also reviewed every week. A total of 1154 cases were reported in the country, while 22 people died. About three lakh people were tested.
Sports events started in the presence of spectators
After this, sports events have also started in the country. The Auckland Blues and Wellington Hurricanes competed in the Super Rugby League here on 13 June last month, with the Blues winning. 43 thousand fans had arrived to watch this match in Eden Park. The 15-year-old record of reaching the audience was broken here. It was the first professional sports event in New Zealand after Coronavirus.