The BLACKCAPS will carry their ICC World Test Championship trophy, the Mace, on a week-long, nationwide tour of New Zealand later this month.
NZC chief executive David White said that, although parades and other celebration ideas had initially been ruled out because of managed isolation requirements and the fact some players had remained in the United Kingdom, the demand from the public to be included in the celebration had forced a re-think.
“It’s quickly become apparent that Kiwis want an opportunity to be part of, and to share in this historic achievement,” said Mr White. “We’ve been inundated with requests to do something so that New Zealanders can join in with the team and share the moment.
“At first, we thought the time-out in managed isolation and the length of time since the win would dampen enthusiasm for a public celebration, but we have been persuaded to think again,” he said.
“This is just as much a chance for our BLACKCAPS to say thank you to New Zealanders as anything else, and for NZC to express its gratitude to the country for creating an environment in which this was even possible,” said Mr White.
“If it wasn’t for the sacrifices so many Kiwis made, and the leadership from our Government and Health authorities in allowing us to fulfil our ICC World Test Championship obligations, I very much doubt we would be in this position today.”
BLACKCAPS Jacob Duffy, Henry Nicholls and Matt Henry will be joining us under the roof at our stadium this weekend!
Entry via Gate F.
Parking is available in the SH88 Carpark.
Coffee & Food available to purchase onsite.