Kiwis announce busy summer plans

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New Zealand have a busy home summer ahead of them, as they'll host Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Australia in series, stretching from early December to late February 2016.

The season kicks off with a Sri Lanka full visit, with two Tests, five ODIs, and two T20s. Pakistan follow on from them, but will play only limited overs games, before Australia pop over the water for three ODIs and two Tests.

The series will also see ODI cricket return to the Basin Reserve in Wellington after 11 years, as it will host a match against Pakistan. The venue will also be the site for Brendon McCullum's 100th Test, if all goes to plan.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said he was pleased with how spread out the matches were, to give all the fans a chance to see some action.

He said: "On the back of the CWC we've taken a regional approach to the allocation of international venues, working closely with local and regional councils, as well as with our Major and District Associations and venue authorities.
 
"I've been delighted with the contribution made, and enthusiasm shown by all stakeholders, and the result has been a very positive one for cricket fans in this country."

New Zealand's home schedule:

NZ v Sri Lanka

1st Test – 10 to 14 December 2015 – University Oval, Dunedin
2nd Test – 18 to 22 December 2015 – Seddon Park, Hamilton
1st ODI – 26 December 2015 (Boxing Day) – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
2nd ODI – 28 December 2015 – Hagley Oval, Christchurch
3rd ODI – 31 December 2015 – Saxton Oval, Nelson
4th ODI – 2 January 2016 – Saxton Oval, Nelson
5th ODI – 5 January 2016 – Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui
1st T20 – 7 January 2016 – Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui
2nd T20 – 10 January 2016 – Eden Park, Auckland

NZ v Pakistan
 
1stT20 – 15 January 2016 D/N – Eden Park, Auckland
2nd T20 – 17 January 2016 D/N – Seddon Park, Hamilton
3rd T20 – 22 January 2016 D/N – Westpac Stadium, Wellington
1st ODI – 25 January 2016 – Basin Reserve, Wellington
2nd ODI – 28 January D/N – McLean Park, Napier
3rd ODI – 31 January 2016 – Eden Park, Auckland

NZ v Australia

1st ODI – 3 February 2016 D/N – Eden Park, Auckland
2nd ODI – 6 February 2016 (Waitangi Day) D/N – Westpac Stadium, Wellington
3rd ODI – 8 February 2016 D/N – Seddon Park, Hamilton
1st Test – 12 to 16 February 2016 – Basin Reserve, Wellington
2nd Test – 20 to 24 February 2016 – Hagley Oval, Christchurch

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