23 Feb 2011

Australian cricketers call off tour of New Zealand

3:51 pm on 23 February 2011

The Australian women's cricket team are to return home with their New Zealand tour cancelled in the wake of Christchurch earthquake.

The Southern Stars were due to play their opening one-day international against New Zealand at Lincoln, tomorrow but New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Australia have agreed to call the Rose Bowl series off.

The Australian side was training at their Lincoln University base when the quake struck but team manager Julie Savage says no-one was injured.