Australia will play their three upcoming one-day internationals against New Zealand behind closed doors because of coronavirus concerns.
The move was announced only hours before the start of Friday’s opening game at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The other two games will take place at the same venue in Sydney on Sunday, and at Hobart on 20 March.
Additionally, the Australia women’s team will now not travel to South Africa for their scheduled series.
The Aussie team – fresh from their victory in the Women’s T20 World Cup in Melbourne last weekend – had been due to play three ODIs against the Proteas as part of the ICC Women’s Championship, and three Twenty20 internationals between 22 March and 4 April.
“We believe this is the right decision to…