Fans of Twenty20 cricket will have an opportunity to observe a tri-series against England next summer that will be staged at the conclusion of the Ashes and will see New Zealand and Australia play co-hosts to the Brits.
The event will feature each side playing the other twice in a round-robin format, with the final being held at Eden Park on 21 February.
The Black Caps will host three matches, playing England at Westpac Stadium and Seddon Park, and Australia at Eden Park.
The Aussies will also host three of the round-robin matches, with the one against the Black Caps taking place at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Tri-series is intended to replace the Chappell-Hadlee series, which will return the following season to determine the winner of the trans-Tasman trophy.
According to New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White, the idea for the Tri Series was a last-minute addition to next summer’s programme and that he expects, given the rivalry that exists betwixt the three sides, that the series will be well supported.
The hiatus for the Chappell-Hadlee series is temporary, said White, but will take a break again in 2019-20 with the Black Caps touring Australia before New Zealand hosts the series in 2021-22.