Jason Holder is among 10 West Indies players who have opted out of their tour of Bangladesh due to concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post the pandemic-forced break, West Indies were the first team to embark on an overseas tour when they travelled to England.
The ICC introduced neutral umpires 26 years ago to end accusations of home-team bias but with the COVID-19 disruption, the rule was rescinded this year to again allow for home umpires and match referees.
New Zealand vs West Indies: A victory by an innings and 12 runs over West Indies in the 2nd Test meant New Zealand went swept the series 2-0.
NZ vs WI: West Indies lost a total seven wickets in the first two sessions on Day 3 but only one after tea as Jason Holder launched into the bowling.
Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli are tied at the second spot in the ICC Test rankings behind Steve Smith.
New Zealand currently lead the two-match Test series against West Indies, 1-0. The second and final Test between the two sides begins December 11 at Wellington.
NZ vs WI: A relentless swing attack spearheaded by Tim Southee left the West Indies struggling for survival with only four wickets left, and a 185-run deficit after the third day of the first Test against New Zealand.
Jason Holder said he had watched the strength of the BBLfrom a distance in the past and fondly remembers playing with Sydney Sixers skipper Moises Henriques for SunRisers Hyderabad in the IPL in 2014 and 2015.
IPL 2020, Qualifier 2, DC vs SRH: Marcus Stoinis scored 38 and returned three wickets while Kagiso Rabada picked three wickets in a crucial 19th over to help Delhi Capitals make their first IPL final.