A New Zealand Cricket spokesman said the third match in the current T20 series, to be played in Wellington on Wednesday, will go ahead but without spectators.
Coronavirus pandemic: Athletes 'don't necessarily need a crowd' to be spurred on, says cricketing great Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell also spoke about the positive side of watching a cricket match without cheering fans
Coronavirus pandemic: In an empty stadium, Australia vs New Zealand ODI resembles match in the park on a Sunday
As the match drew on, it became clear that the crowd adds much more to the spectacle of the game on TV than I had ever realised
Australia vs New Zealand: David Warner, bowlers headline hosts' clinical win in first ODI in spectator-less Sydney Cricket Ground
Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs in the first one-day international in front of 48,000 empty seats at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday as precautions to prevent the spread of the coronavirus hit home Down Under.
Coronavirus pandemic: Australia pacer Kane Richardson's COVID-19 tests return negative, joins teammates in Sydney
Richardson's coronavirus test returned negative and he was on his way to the Sydney cricket ground where the first ODI against New Zealand is taking place.
Australia vs New Zealand: Aussie pacer Kane Richardson tested for coronavirus after illness complaint, results awaited
Richardson, who returned with Australian team from South Africa earlier this week, informed the medical staff of a sore throat on Thursday and was tested for the virus, though the results of the test are awaited.
Australia will be banking on their top order as they seek to end their five-match winless streak in one-day internationals against a buoyant New Zealand in the three-match series beginning in Sydney on Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Aussie coach Justin Langer says he hopes to find a potential limited-overs 'finisher' like MS Dhoni, Michael Bevan
Langer feels it is the right time for the potential candidates to seal the spot. The challenge starts with the upcoming ODIs against New Zealand.
Australia vs New Zealand: Batsman Tom Latham adds to Kiwis' ever-growing injury list after X-ray confirms broken finger
Latham, who led the team in the absence of the ill Kane Williamson in the 279-run loss that completed a 3-0 series whitewash by the Australians, is expected to be out of action for four weeks
Australia vs New Zealand: Kiwis' strong reputation left in tatters after being swept away by relentless hosts
Australia exposed New Zealand's weaknesses, forcing the team to head back across the Tasman with their reputation in tatters.
Outplayed in Australia, New Zealand look to learn from experience and bounce back at home against India
Tom Latham said there was no time for recriminations with Virat Kohli’s India on their way to New Zealand for Tests in Wellington and Christchurch at the end of next month.
Australia vs New Zealand: Nathan Lyon restricts Black Caps with five-wicket haul, puts Aussies in command on Day 3 of third Test
Lyon was the standout bowler, making the most of the slow and variable bounce in the pitch to return 5-68, his best figures in nine Tests at his home ground and 17th five-wicket haul of his 96-Test career.
Australia vs New Zealand, Highlights 3rd Test Day 2 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Marnus Labuschagne's double-ton takes hosts to 454
Catch all the live updates from Day 2 of the third Test between Australia and New Zealand at Sydney.
Australia vs New Zealand, highlights, 3rd Test Day 1 at Sydney, Full Cricket Score: Marnus Labuschagne's ton steer hosts to 283/3 at stumps
Australia reached 283/3 at stumps on Day 1 of third Test against New Zealand with Marnus Labuschagne unbeaten on 130 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Friday.
Former India World Cup-winner Yuvraj Singh terms Australia bushfires 'tragic,' calls for action against climate change
Australia is facing one of its most devastating bushfire crises which has already left at least 18 people dead
Australia vs New Zealand: David Warner says he is 'still in shock' after watching pictures of bushfire, calls firefighters 'real heroes'
In the backdrop of this raging crisis, Australia is set to host New Zealand in the third Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) starting Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls' fitness major concern for Kiwis ahead of third Test after they miss training again
Tom Latham, who took the captain’s press conference in the absence of Williamson, said left-arm spinner Mitch Santner had also been affected by the bug but he was hopeful all three would be fit to play when the Test got underway on Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Head coach Justin Langer says Tim Paine will remain captain of team for foreseeable future
Tim Paine will be Australia’s captain for the foreseeable future and there is no reason why he would not lead the team in next year’s inaugural World Test Championship final if they qualify, coach Justin Langer said on Wednesday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Kiwis captain Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls miss training with 'flu symptoms' ahead of third Test
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and his team mate Henry Nicholls were sent back to the team hotel with flu symptoms on Wednesday, but the team are confident they will be fit to face Australia in the third Test on Friday.
Australia vs New Zealand: Hosts' head coach Justin Langer hoping for rain during third Test due to bushfires in country
Australia coach Justin Langer found himself in the unusual position of hoping for rain ahead of the third Test against New Zealand this week as the bushfires continued to rage around the country.