Cricket Tasmania has accepted the fate of its only day of international action this summer.
Initially, the state body conceded that the One-Day International between Australia and New Zealand scheduled for Bellerive Oval on Friday, March 20, would be played behind closed doors due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
However, on Saturday Cricket Australia announced that it, and game two in the series at Sydney, would be cancelled altogether.
Cricket Tasmania chief executive Dominic Baker said cancellation was the responsible decision to make.
"As Tasmania's key international match for the season I can understand the disappointment that our fans will feel, but I know they'll be supportive of the position that's been taken," he said.
"Day by day we are seeing the impact of coronavirus growing in our own state let alone Australia and the rest of the world, and we all need to be doing what is best in the short and long term."
All fans with tickets are eligible for full refunds.
The New Zealand team fly home before the implementation of tighter travel restrictions in their country.