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It could mean the likes of West Indies cricketing superstar Chris Gayle walking the streets of Queenstown alongside returning Black Caps skipper Kane Williamson after the IPL.
A Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment quarantine spokeswoman told the Otago Daily Times work was ongoing but "we are looking into the possibility of a purpose-specific managed isolation facility in Queenstown for sports teams".
Queenstown Lakes District Council sport and recreation manager Simon Battrick said talks were still informal at this stage but were centred on cricket and netball.
"We have all the facilities needed to host international sports teams, we’ve a couple of cricket wickets, we’ve got nets that were purchased for the ICC Under-19s Cricket World Cup to be utilised and two indoor netball courts that are of sufficiently high standard."
The discussions come after Queenstown missed out on hosting teams when New Zealand failed in a bid to secure the Rugby Championship.
Mr Battrick said although it was unlikely Queenstown would host any matches, it was an ideal location to isolate and train, with teams using the airport to get to and from games.
He said with regular medical checks and the 14-day quarantine period, there was minimal risk to the public and many would enjoy seeing the elite sportsmen and women.
He further hoped the players and their entourages would boost business with requirements for food, transport and attractions during down time.
Novotel manager Jim Moore said a number of Queenstown hotels had been told by the Government they could be used for "bespoke business" such as sports and film crews, when quarantine centres were first mooted in the resort.
"Of consideration for them [the Government] to agree to such arrangements was the location and size of hotel and their comfort levels that security and other considerations would be adhered to."
He said "generally" the entire hotel would be used, meaning no regular guests could stay.
"So it would be important for any hotel that chooses to do this to consider the long-term viability of doing so."
The sports calendar is undecided, but it was expected the West Indies would arrive to take on the Black Caps.
Batsman Kane Williamson and fast bowler Trent Boult could even be headed for the resort when they quarantine on return from the IPL ready for international action.
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Australia are also proposed visitors and the White Ferns are likely to welcome Australia and England.
The Silver Ferns are yet to confirm whether the netball Constellation Cup against Australia will go ahead.