Thursday, 16 Jul, 1.38 pm The Indian Print

New Zealand ready to host suspended rugby championship from covid-19

Rugby Championship matches later this year in which South Africa, Argentina and Australian teams will also participate. Officials say the touring national teams will have to stay in seclusion and train facilities Can be found, they are ready to host it. Sanjar (the international body that runs the rugby game) on Thursday hinted to play the match in New Zealand as it is the best option for organizing the tournament in 2020. Sanjar had earlier set his sights on organizing tournaments in Australia, but with the rapid rise of covid-19 cases in the state of Victoria and even in New South Wales, it is now impossible. New Zealand has almost eradicated the corona virus.

Till Thursday, there has not been a single community transition in the country in 76 days. Life has returned to normalcy, including the completion of stadiums in sporting events. Sanjar Chief Executive Officer Andy Marinos said that New Zealand is the best place to host the Rugby Championship this year. He said, "Sanjar is planning to join New Zealand Rugby to get the approval of the New Zealand Government." We hope that detailed information will be announced in the near future. New Zealand Sports Minister Grant Robertson said that discussions are on to host the championship. They said, "We are ready to host these international matches. But of course we will need to ensure that they are organized in a safe environment and we have proper facilities for segregation and training after the players enter New Zealand.

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