Plunket Shield rejigged in wake of earthquake

Last updated 14:27 02/03/2011

Relevant offers

Cricket

Pay rise for top NZ cricketers with back-to-back India tours to boost coffers Melbourne Renegades coach open to Big Bash League return for Chris Gayle Brendon McCullum fails as Gujrat Lions hammered by Delhi Daredevils in IPL All-conquering Australian cricket stars dropping like flies during 'rest period' Pakistan drop Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal on disciplinary grounds 'I thought I was dying,' says former England batsman James Taylor Shaun Marsh latest to be ruled out of Indian Premier League Pink ball must improve for more day-night Tests, says Adam Voges Steve Smith out of the IPL after suffering a wrist injury Adam Voges in hospital after being hit on the head in county cricket

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) today released changes to the upcoming Plunket Shield schedule caused by the Christchurch earthquake.

Matches scheduled to be played from March 3-6 and March 10-13 have been rescheduled for March 7-10 and March 14-17.

The decision to defer play by four days for each of these rounds was made following consultation between NZC, the six major associations and the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association.

"The Canterbury team has obviously been severely impacted by the Christchurch earthquake of February 22," NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan said.

"Their match from last week has already been abandoned and all parties believed it to be in the best interests of the Canterbury team -- and the entire competition -- for the round scheduled to start tomorrow to be delayed.

"This will assist the Canterbury players to recover from the devastating earthquake and also contribute to the integrity of the Plunket Shield, providing a more level playing field for all six teams," he said.

Last week's match between Canterbury and Wellington was abandoned due to the earthquake and cricket administrators are currently discussing the most appropriate distribution of points from that match.

Ad Feedback

- NZPA

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should bouncers be banned from cricket?

Yes - they're too dangerous

Neutral - it is what it is

No - it's just bad luck when it goes wrong

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content