Initially, Cricket Ireland announced that Bready Cricket Club Ground would not be hosting any matches at the venue due to their financial position. However, when Cricket Ireland confirmed the fixtures in December 2019, the T20I matches were confirmed to be taking place at the ground.
The coronavirus pandemic put the tour in doubt. In April 2020, David White, Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket, said that the tour would be "most unlikely" to happen. Later the same month, Cricket Ireland's Chief Executive, Warren Deutrom, stated that international cricket in Ireland during 2020 was at "high risk" due to the pandemic.