The World Cup runners-up team’s homecoming celebration is postponed due to logistical complications, the chief executive David White on Tuesday informed.

In a statement released White said that the team appreciated the endeavors to arrange a homecoming function upon arrival. However, the logistical issues were the problem as all players had different post-tournament plans which prevent them from the homecoming celebrations.

He also said that there are discussions going on with the government officials regarding an opportunity to recognize the 15-man squad once all had returned. We have been in conversation with the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Grant Robertson and are mindful of the Prime Minister’s enthusiasm for a welcome-home celebration.

“At the moment however with some players arriving back at different times, some are not arriving back at all and others have alternative playing commitments it is not just practical. Hopefully given the interest surrounding this, we can organize something appropriate in the weeks to come”, White added.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had expressed her desire to have a homecoming celebration to the well-deserved New-Zealand team while Auckland mayor Phil Goff had quipped that there would be talks with the side and NZC about the plans.