India Cricket Team tour to New Zealand as part of the upcoming summer, has been postponed until 2022, as confirmed by an New Zealand Cricket Board (NZC) spokesperson.
International Cricket Council's (ICC) Future Tour Programme, stated Indian team were to play three ODIs against the Kiwis which would be part of the Super League to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023 in the subcontinent.
Although, it is now informed that the tour would be scheduled after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2022 that will take place next year in Australia.
This has led to NZC only hosting Netherlands, South Africa and Bangladesh after the T20 World Cup 2021.
New Zealand is gearing up to host the Women’s World Cup starting from March 4 to April 3.
The decisions on the tours were taken on September 15, when the government of New Zealand had released the latest MIQ (managed isolation and quarantine) allocations.
Meanwhile, the Black Caps have a hectic schedule in 2021 as after their T20I series in Bangladesh and some of their players would take part in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Next, the team will be a part of the ICC T20 WC followed by two Tests and three T20Is which they will be playing on Indian soil.
The chief executive NZC, David White had told Stuff, "We’ve got to be mindful of players coming back from a long winter and we’ve got to give them time at home as well."
The team will return back in December and will undergo a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.