New Zealand became corona free last week, New Zealand cricketers will resume training starting from this week. Top cricketers of New Zealand will be starting with their training in high-performance centers from this week only. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) released a stadium on Monday regarding it.
The board will organize 6 training camps for both male and female cricketers in the next few months. The Blackcaps (Men’s team) will start training from this week only and the second camp will start from the 19th of July in Oval, New Zealand. The female team has already started to train from Monday in Lincoln, New Zealand.
On the 8th of June, New Zealand was declared corona free
New Zealand became the first country to be corona free on the 8th of June, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern herself announced it. She said, I am proud of my country and it’s people, we have won the battle against corona.
A 7-week lockdown was imposed on New Zealand
The population of New Zealand is less than 50 lakh which is a very small number. By the end of February, some people were detected to be corona positive. The government with the help of medical experts made a 4 level program that was strictly implemented as a result New Zealand became the first country to become corona free. A 7-week lockdown was imposed, every week the lockdown was supervised by experts and government. As a result, New Zealand recorded just 1154 corona cases with 22 deaths, around three lakh people were tested.
Sports events restarted in the presence of the audience
After that, the sports events were resumed, on the 13th June, Super Rugby League was started with spectators present in the stadium. The first match was played between Auckland Blues and Wellington Hurricanes, Blues emerged as the winners. This was the first sports event after the lockdown.