New Zealand vs West Indies: Powell happy to see the return of fans

West Indies all-rounder Rovman Powell is delighted that fans will be on hand when they face New Zealand in the upcoming Twenty20 International series.

For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started, supporters will be allowed inside the venues when the two teams meet at the Eden Park in Auckland for the night match on November 27 (2am Eastern Caribbean/1am Jamaica).

Speaking on Thursday, the Jamaican added that he was pleased with the team’s readiness since arriving a week ago. The West Indies squad flew 54 hours to reach its destination and the players are presently in Christchurch where they are undergoing an intense training routine under the expert guidance of head coach, Phil Simmons.

“It has been a while … I think it’s the longest cricket has gone without playing in front of crowds. So it’s good that New Zealand have dealt with their COVID situation the way they have so we will be able to play in front of crowds,” Powell said.


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