Ellyse Perry targets comeback at start of New Zealand series but realistic on workload

CloseDeputy Editor Andrew arrived at ESPNcricinfo via Manchester and Cape Town, after finding the assistant editor at a weak moment as he watched England’s batting collapse in the Newlands Test. Andrew began his cricket writing as a freelance covering Lancashire during 2004 when they were relegated in the County Championship. In fact, they were top […]

PCB plans tour of New Zealand in November

While the senior team will be involved in a Test, ODI and T20 series against New Zealand, the Pakistan A side has a number of four-day games lined up on the tour. The senior team had to spend around a month in quarantine and in isolation training camps before playing the Test series in England […]

India vs New Zealand: Ravi Shastri gets nostalgic on return to Basin Reserve ground

The 19 year-old was playing the Ranji Trophy quarter-final in Kanpur and according to a report published in ‘Mid Day’ newspaper, Shastri got the news of his maiden national call-up from the gate-keeper of the guest house where the Mumbai team was put up.

New Zealand suffers two coronavirus deaths in just 24 hours including a former Cook Islands prime minister – after going 102 days without a single case of community transmission

SEPTEMBER 4:  New Zealand has its first Covid-19 death in more than three months when a man in his 50s dies of the virus. Former Cook Islands Prime Minister Joe Williams also passed away from COVID-19 at age 85.

New Zealand election TV debate: fears inclusion of fringe party may ‘legitimise conspiracy theories’

The other party that has been the beneficiary of TVNZ’s debate rules is the Māori party, an Indigenous rights group that did not win any seats at the 2017 election following four terms in parliament. It has been included because it had lawmakers in office during the last two parliamentary terms, after its leaders challenged […]

AMM 53: ASEAN-New Zealand Ministerial Meeting runs virtually

Dung also praised New Zealand for granting 6 million NZD to the initiative on building capacity for the Mekong Research Institute and 5.5 million NZD to dam safety in Vietnam, thus improving disaster risk management. Regarding international and regional situation, Dung thanked New Zealand for supporting ASEAN’s efforts in maintaining and promoting peace, stability, maritime […]

‘I literally weep’: anguish as New Zealand’s National Library culls 600,000 books

Some treasures have already been saved. While trawling the cull lists, writer Chris Bourke found a first-edition copy of Jack Keruouc’s On the Road, which sells for upwards of NZ$1,000. That copy has now been rescued by a North Island library, while the entire Holocaust collection has been claimed by New Zealand’s Holocaust centre, after […]

Rugby Championship moved from New Zealand to Australia

“New Zealand has very successfully hosted tournaments of this nature on a larger scale before,” Ardern said. “I have every confidence that the facilities we were proposing were up to scratch and the ability to play within three days of arrival was an important part of that pitch.”

Like Christmas: New Zealand’s post-Covid books boom

Although stock delays of between four and six weeks have meant the shelves of many bookshops are emptier than usual – especially of the current international blockbuster reads – the upside has been a huge growth of interest in New Zealand literature – easily obtainable for local booksellers, and currently “flying off the shelves”, according […]

New Zealand faces another week of Covid restrictions as Ardern defends cautious approach

“It’s arguably a bit more tiring now than it was during lockdown,” when the rules were clear, he said. “It feels like you have to be on alert all the time … ‘Are those people too close? Do we have to wear a mask here? Do I need to sign in?’”