Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Huge summer of international cricket for Wellington

Huge summer of international cricket for Wellington
August 30, 2015

Wellington has been awarded some of the biggest games of the summer of cricket, following New Zealand Cricket's announcement of its international schedule for the 2015/16 summer.

In a feast of cricket action for local sports fans and visitors, Westpac Stadium will host a New Zealand vs Pakistan T20 international on Friday 22nd January 2016, closely followed by the return of one-day international cricket to the picturesque Basin Reserve, when the two teams meet the following Monday (25th January), marking Wellington Anniversary Day.

Thereafter the Chappell-Hadlee series begins, with Westpac Stadium hosting the New Zealand v Australia one day international on Saturday 6th February, before the test match begins at the Basin Reserve on Friday 12th February.

Wellington Deputy Mayor Justin Lester welcomed the return of international cricket to the city, which has witnessed some historic matches and performances over recent years.

Deputy Mayor Lester stated "this programme of matches is the result of a collective effort between the Council, Westpac Stadium and Cricket Wellington to secure as many high quality matches as possible, and I’m delighted with the outcome.

"Local fans and visitors will enjoy some of the world’s finest players, and I’m sure the cricket will exceed everyone’s expectations.”

Westpac Stadium Chief Executive Shane Harmon was similarly excited by the matches, adding "after the huge success of Cricket World Cup, we’re looking forward to welcoming bumper crowds back to Westpac Stadium to support the Blackcaps this summer against Pakistan in T20 and Australia in a rematch of the Cricket World Cup final.

"We’re expecting record attendances for our blockbuster summer featuring Elton John, AC/DC, the Sevens, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, The Southern Bowl, the Wellington Phoenix and of course the Blackcaps.”

Cricket Wellington Chief Executive Peter Clinton concluded “we’ve worked hard with Westpac Stadium and the Council to secure a fantastic schedule of international cricket for Wellington fans and visitors into the city.

"We know how much Wellingtonians love the BlackCaps, and I’m expecting huge support at all their games this summer. The ODI against Pakistan at the Basin Reserve will be a special event, one that many sports fans will look forward to and enjoy.”

International matches in Wellington 2015-16:

Friday 22nd January: NZ v Pakistan, Twenty20 International, Westpac Stadium
Monday 25th January: NZ v Pakistan, ODI, Basin Reserve
Saturday 6th February: NZ v Australia, ODI, Westpac Stadium
12th to 16th February: NZ v Australia, Test Match, Basin Reserve

Image shows Westpac Stadium during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.





Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all


Track. Engage. Retain GreeneDesk is a suite of cloud based software solutions helping health clubs, leisure centres and swim schools to effectively track progression, improve customer engagement and…

read more

Aquatics / Billing / Education / Fitness / Technology


Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues


@leisure Planners

@leisure is a team of experienced leisure, aquatic and sports facility managers and planners, with market modelling, sports management, recreation planning, business and GIS qualifications. We have…

read more




Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness


Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism


Hadley/Series Australia Pty Ltd

Hadley Australia and Series Australia Pty Ltd are the leading quality theatre chair manufacturers in the southern hemisphere. The businesses work closely with architects, interior designers and…

read more

Arts / Culture / Design / Entertainment / Venues


Spill Station Australia

Compliant chemical storage and decanting solutions. Includes spill kits, spill containment pallets, chemical decanting decks and safety shower and eyewash equipment. See our full range of solutions

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Security / Venues


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business