Talks have begun to resume cricket behind closed doors. Cricket Scotland is ready to host New Zealand and Australia for the scheduled series in June.
There is no decision pertaining to the postponement of the aforementioned fixtures but as things stand, there is a remote possibility for the boards and the respective governments to give approval for the series amidst COVID-19 pandemic.
New Zealand are set to play a T20I against Scotland on June 10 and an ODI two days later whereas Australia are slated to visit for a solitary T20I game against Scotland on June 29.
“We are planning our way through and waiting to see what happens with advice. That’s all we can do at this stage. New Zealand aren’t going to Holland, and we’re just waiting to be guided by what their board says before we make any final decision,” Gus Mackay, Cricket Scotland’s CEO was quoted as saying by Gulf News.
“We have a temporary set-up at The Grange. If we got the go-ahead to play internationals behind closed doors, it’s something we’d consider and something we would be able to do.
"We do make money staging internationals, but if we had to play an international game behind closed doors it would definitely be feasible - the cost of temporary stands would be taken out of the equation,” Gus added.
The grim prospects of these tours can be ascertained from the fact that New Zealand’s tour of Netherlands has already been sent to the cold storage after the Dutch government’s advice against it.
Australia are planned to play against Scotland before the full-fledged limited-overs series against England – which has been postponed to September.