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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 15:56 on 12th Jun 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
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Location: Preston UK
the.fat.controller Wrote:
E-mail to New Zealand Cricket:

I and many others are becoming concerned about the ongoing delays in announcing this tour schedule. I'm sure NZC can appreciate the commitment that many thousands of supporters make to following cricket around the world and many of us are keen to start making arrangements for this tour, including booking of flights, accommodation and annual leave from work.

Please could you give some indication of when the itinerary is likely to be made public, as this is the source of much speculation among travelling supporters.

Thanks in advance


Will update when/if I receive a response.


You could'nt pm me their response about half an hour before you post it could you.
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the.fat.controller
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 17:05 on 12th Jun 2012

Joined: 04:09 on 27th Nov 2010
Posts: 171
blueandy1mac Wrote:
the.fat.controller Wrote:
E-mail to New Zealand Cricket:

I and many others are becoming concerned about the ongoing delays in announcing this tour schedule. I'm sure NZC can appreciate the commitment that many thousands of supporters make to following cricket around the world and many of us are keen to start making arrangements for this tour, including booking of flights, accommodation and annual leave from work.

Please could you give some indication of when the itinerary is likely to be made public, as this is the source of much speculation among travelling supporters.

Thanks in advance


Will update when/if I receive a response.


You could'nt pm me their response about half an hour before you post it could you.


No problem - price is one pint per pm - will be sent 5 minutes after I have booked my flight and digs!
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 18:20 on 12th Jun 2012

Joined: 16:13 on 17th Jan 2011
Posts: 103
Hope you get a more useful reply than I did about a month ago.

"The 2012/13 schedule will be confirmed later this year, our website will be updated with the information as soon as it becomes available."

I'm going to try asking again as well.
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 23:06 on 13th Jun 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
Just spoke to JV after he was quoted in the paper about the option of a new grassbank test oval to be developed here in Auckland and followed by questioning the delay of the announcement. He has no idea why it is delayed as was all ready to go when he left Cricket NZ in Jan. Not sure if the concerns over the Wellington stand earthquake reports or if Dunedin is causing the delay.

Back to the first not I doubt they can have a test at Vic Park for this tour, temporary stands no issue but no players changing areas, cant see KP changing in a shipping container and using a porta loo pre innings! It would be great for the future tours though, 10,000 grass banks closs to town and the newly built bar and eatery area.
Hope to find out more soon, but not holding breath. Bloody Kiwis with their last minute relaxed approach!
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fernando
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 22:38 on 16th Jun 2012

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1891
Bikini Wrote:
Just spoke to JV after he was quoted in the paper about the option of a new grassbank test oval to be developed here in Auckland and followed by questioning the delay of the announcement. He has no idea why it is delayed as was all ready to go when he left Cricket NZ in Jan. Not sure if the concerns over the Wellington stand earthquake reports or if Dunedin is causing the delay.

Back to the first not I doubt they can have a test at Vic Park for this tour, temporary stands no issue but no players changing areas, cant see KP changing in a shipping container and using a porta loo pre innings! It would be great for the future tours though, 10,000 grass banks closs to town and the newly built bar and eatery area.
Hope to find out more soon, but not holding breath. Bloody Kiwis with their last minute relaxed approach!


Eden Park or not?
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm? ... d=10813143
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Hector
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 10:09 on 17th Jun 2012

Joined: 19:34 on 29th May 2008
Posts: 1230
Location: Somerset
MrPhelps Wrote:
Hope you get a more useful reply than I did about a month ago.

"The 2012/13 schedule will be confirmed later this year, our website will be updated with the information as soon as it becomes available."

I'm going to try asking again as well.


I think the likelihood of New Zealand cricket tipping off a member of the public ahead of a general announcement is slim.

Is it essential to book everything the day the dates are announced? There are loads of flights and hotels available, and probably not a lot of additional traffic due to England supporters.
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Bikini
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 05:54 on 19th Jun 2012

Joined: 00:15 on 17th Jun 2008
Posts: 96
fernando Wrote:
Bikini Wrote:
Just spoke to JV after he was quoted in the paper about the option of a new grassbank test oval to be developed here in Auckland and followed by questioning the delay of the announcement. He has no idea why it is delayed as was all ready to go when he left Cricket NZ in Jan. Not sure if the concerns over the Wellington stand earthquake reports or if Dunedin is causing the delay.

Back to the first not I doubt they can have a test at Vic Park for this tour, temporary stands no issue but no players changing areas, cant see KP changing in a shipping container and using a porta loo pre innings! It would be great for the future tours though, 10,000 grass banks closs to town and the newly built bar and eatery area.
Hope to find out more soon, but not holding breath. Bloody Kiwis with their last minute relaxed approach!


Eden Park or not?
www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm? ... d=10813143


Simple answer: who knows!
The governing body here at present doesn’t seem to know its earhole from its arsehole.
They have spoken about the ground at Vic park in the city, they have mentioned the outer oval at Eden park and this is the first I have heard of the North Shore option.
The outer oval at Eden is good, true open grass area and the changing facilities are there for the players within the main stadium which will also work for the after match functions. Not too sure on the options for viewing for the dignitaries and the players though, anyone else help with that?
The though of the ground on the shore is not an appealing one. The transport to that area of Auckland is shocking, there is one bridge over the harbour no trains and minimal accommodation there, even less night life. People would be staying in town and battling to get there, 40 min journey in the mornings I would say on busses and even longer coming back to the city at rush hour.
As many others in the forum I have just emailed Cricket NZ to ask about the delay from the initial planned announcement in Feb/March and pointing out that the dates have been announced for the Black Cap tour of the UK which is months after the tour here. May have referred the organisation of the venues similar to that of a tour in India so unsure how quickly they will respond to me. Tried to word it from a local point of view though to see if this is any more likely to get information.
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 09:39 on 19th Jun 2012

Joined: 16:13 on 17th Jan 2011
Posts: 103
Hector Wrote:
MrPhelps Wrote:
Hope you get a more useful reply than I did about a month ago.

"The 2012/13 schedule will be confirmed later this year, our website will be updated with the information as soon as it becomes available."

I'm going to try asking again as well.


I think the likelihood of New Zealand cricket tipping off a member of the public ahead of a general announcement is slim.

Is it essential to book everything the day the dates are announced? There are loads of flights and hotels available, and probably not a lot of additional traffic due to England supporters.


I know (on both counts) - but figured it wouldn't do any harm asking the question.

I will try to be more patient ;)
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babs pinn
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 18:12 on 19th Jun 2012

Joined: 11:44 on 25th Feb 2012
Posts: 21
Evening boys and girls we have just received an e-mail from Michael Burgess a sports writer for the Auckland Sunday Herald he tells me the dates should be released by the end of this month.He also says the test series WILL be in March,but again specific dates still to be confirmed, lets hope he's right and by the sound of the articles I read we could be playing at any of three venues in Auckland.john and Babs.
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kiwidave
Post subject: Re: Tour Itinerary
PostPosted: 07:13 on 21st Jun 2012

Joined: 14:15 on 11th May 2012
Posts: 5
Hi all, tour dates have just been released in NZ, please see the link for details:

www.blackcaps.co.nz/schedule/the-nation ... eries.aspx

4 & 6th Feb: 2x warmup T20s Whangarei (Northland)

9,12, 15th Feb: 3 x T20 Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington

17, 20, 23rd Feb 3 x ODI Hamilton, Napier, Auckland (Eden Park Outer Oval! seems too small to me)

27/2-2/3: 4 day warmup match Queenstown

6-26 March: 3 tests Dunedin, Wellington (Basin Reserve) & Auckland (Eden Park)
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