The New Zealand team will tour the entire country carrying the ICC World Test Championship mace, which will start from 26 July.
New Zealand Cricket Team won the title by defeating India in the final of the World Test Championship in June. Although due to Corona, the Kiwi team could not return home and take out a victory procession due to the Kovid protocol, but now an important decision has been taken regarding this. New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday (July 7) that the team will tour the country carrying the ICC World Test Championship mace, starting on July 26.Also Read – Sri Lanka vs India: Big blow to Sri Lanka, Angelo Mathews will not play against India
The Kane Williamson-led team won the inaugural ICC (International Cricket Council) WTC final by defeating India by eight wickets in a thrilling encounter in Southampton last month. It was also New Zealand’s second ICC title. Also Read – Dilip Kumar Death: Shahid Afridi’s tweet on the death of Dilip Kumar, wrote- Truly we belong to Allah…
In the match played in Southampton, India batted first after losing the toss and scored 217 runs, in response to which New Zealand’s first innings was reduced to 249 runs. After this, Team India scored 170 runs in the second innings and gave a target of 139 runs to New Zealand to win, which New Zealand won the match with 8 wickets remaining. Also Read – Prakash Bhagat, once a Ranji player, was forced to sell dal puri today
Now the New Zealand team will take a mace tour starting from 26 July in Whangarei and then travel throughout the week to Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, New Playmouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill to encourage people to take photos with the iconic trophy. Apart from this, get a chance to get autographs of players and get team posters.
David White, Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket, said, “We have received a lot of requests that the people of New Zealand want to share this historic moment of achievement with the team and be part of the celebration with them. We took this decision after much deliberation.