The 2020 Constellation Cup was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions ©Getty Images

The Constellation Cup netball series between Australia and New Zealand has been postponed due to COVID-19-related border closures.

Australia were set to host the Silver Ferns in Brisbane and Cairns in October, before travelling to Auckland and Wellington for the final matches.

However, the trans-Tasman travel bubble has closed after coronavirus outbreaks on either side, making the event impossible to host in line with Government regulations.

Both teams have said they are dedicated to rescheduling the series.

"There is a joint commitment between Netball Australia and Netball New Zealand to ensure the Constellation Cup goes ahead," Netball Australia chief executive Kelly Ryan said.

New Zealand won the Constellation Cup 3-1 in March on home soil in Christchurch ©Getty Images
New Zealand won the Constellation Cup 3-1 in March on home soil in Christchurch ©Getty Images

"We want our netball fans to be able to watch this sport's greatest rivalry and this series forms a crucial part of the Diamonds preparation for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham."

Netball Australia is still working through plans to host England, who are due to travel to Australia after a series against New Zealand in New Zealand.

Victoria-based players are completing a 14-day quarantine period in Perth while New South Wales-based players remained in Queensland following the Super Netball Series.

The Constellation Cup is the latest coronavirus casualty for the Antipodean countries after the National Rugby League Women's Premiership season was postponed, and international golf and motorsport events have been cancelled.

The Constellation Cup has been played since 2010, with Australia winning nine series.