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Christchurch welcomes Blackcaps, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka this summer

31 July 2018

Christchurch will experience a spectacular summer cricket showdown as the Blackcaps gear up to play Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

The city has won its bid to host the Blackcaps for a Boxing Day Test match against Sri Lanka as well as a One Day International (ODI) and a Test match against Bangladesh. 

ChristchurchNZ General Manager of Destination and Attraction Loren Heaphy says Christchurch’s strong cricket connection and extraordinary venue at Hagley Oval makes our city the perfect place to host international cricket games.

“Canterbury is the birthplace of many cricketing legends and we are very excited to welcome the Blackcaps, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka back to Christchurch,” Ms Heaphy says.

“We’ve got an action-packed summer on its way and these matches are a great opportunity for Christchurch residents and our visitors to be part of some of the most exciting international cricket events of the summer.”

NZ Cricket Chief Executive David White says; “Hagley Oval is one of the most scenic and best-equipped cricket grounds in the country, and is an ideal venue for the Boxing Day Test.

“Hagley Oval is one of the most scenic and best-equipped cricket grounds in the country, and is an ideal venue for the Boxing Day Test," - NZ Cricket CEO David White.

“It’s also been the scene for some riveting short-form games - which I’m sure will continue with the ODI against Bangladesh.”

Match dates:

  • Blackcaps V Sri Lanka, TEST, 26 – 30 December 2018
  • Blackcaps V Bangladesh, ODI, 16 February 2019
  • Blackcaps V Bangladesh TEST 16 – 20 March 2019 

Tickets will go on sale from Ticketek later this year. For more information check https://www.nzc.nz/schedules/fixtures/international/all-teams/all-series

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