Cricket: 'Welcome home' planned for Black Caps

The Black Caps will touch down in New Zealand tomorrow afternoon after making it to Melbourne for the Cricket World Cup final.

The team leave Australia tomorrow morning and their plane is scheduled to land in Auckland at 1.45pm.

In downtown Auckland, a public "welcome home" event was planned for the cricketers tomorrow evening at 6pm.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) decided to hold the event to recognise the Black Caps' achievement in making their first ever final.

ATEED planned to announce more details of the event this afternoon.

Public figures including Prime Minister John Key and leader of the opposition Andrew Little have voiced their pride in the Black Caps despite the team's loss in the final.

NZME.

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