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Spectators will be allowed for Black Caps’ final T20 International against Australia as well as the New Zealand women’s team fixture against England here on Sunday after COVID-19 related restrictions were relaxed in Wellington.

Last week New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had announced fresh COVID-19 lockdown restrictions in the country.

Wellington had been placed under Level 2 of the alert system which allowed sports events to take place behind closed doors.

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“The relaxation of Wellington’s Alert Level status means spectators are now able to attend Sunday’s final T20I double-header at Sky Stadium,” New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said in a statement.

The double header — the Black Caps’ final T20I against Australia and the New Zealand women’s team’s final T20 fixture against England — was moved from Tauranga, earlier this week due to logistical reasons.

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The COVID-19 restrictions had also led NZC to shift Wednesday’s matches from Auckland to Wellington.

While the men’s series is locked at 2-2, England women have sealed the series 2-0.

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