CI confirmation of the above news.
New Zealand in Bangladesh 2008-09
New Zealand to arrive early in Bangladesh
September 11, 2008
A change in their tour schedule means New Zealand have more time to acclimatise to subcontinental conditions before the ODI and Test series against Bangladesh. The team will arrive in the country on September 30, instead of October 4 as originally planned.
The visit involves two Tests and three ODIs, and the revised itinerary
gives New Zealand a week before their only warm-up game of the tour, on October 7. The ODI series begins on October 9, followed by the Tests from October 17-29.
With the Champions Trophy in Pakistan postponed until 2009, New Zealand have no fixtures before the Bangladesh tour. New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had indicated
they were in talks with other boards in order to fill the gap in the schedule. Since weather conditions in New Zealand wouldn't be conducive to cricket, NZC were hoping to touring, however no matches have been confirmed.