New Zealand postpone Zimbabwe tour

But New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said the series could be played at a neutral venue, possibly in June next year.Vaughan told Radio New Zealand the tour had been cancelled on the advice of the New Zealand government.

“They’re recommending that we postpone the tour and seek to play it in some other venue,” he said.This is the second year New Zealand has decided to postpone the tour originally scheduled for the middle of last year.

Prime Minister John Key said the main concern was for player safety. “My concerns are around the safety and security of the players. They are the major issues when we last looked at this issue about a year ago,” he said.Vaughan said he had informed the Zimbabwe cricket authorities about the decision and was waiting for a response.

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