Auckland flooding chaos: Eden Park submerged under water, as flooding wreaks havoc on sports

Auckland cricket fans shouldn't hold their breath for any play over the coming days - and you'd only need a quick glimpse at the state of Eden Park to see why.

The main field at the iconic sports venue is completely flooded around the fringes, while the outer oval resembles more of a basin, with the entire cricket ground submerged under water after Friday's deluge.

On Monday, the outer oval had been scheduled to host two games, with both the Auckland men and women to face Northern Districts in their respective domestic Twenty20 competitions.

Eden Park's outer oval.
Eden Park's outer oval. Photo credit: Supplied

On Saturday, NZ Cricket confirmed both matches had been abandoned, with competition points to be shared. Sunday's one-day cricket match between Auckland Hearts and Wellington Blaze at Colin Maiden Park has also been cancelled.

The three-day Powerade G9 tournament starting January 31 - which turns Eden Park into a makeshift golf course - has also fallen victim to the torrential rain and been called off.

In more positive news, NZ Breakers' critical Australian NBL showdown with Melbourne United at Auckland's Spark Arena will go ahead as planned.

Despite the state or emergency, the team have assessed the extent of the flooding damage around the stadium and given the green light for the high-stakes contest to take place as scheduled at 7:30pm Saturday. A win would clinch the Auckland-based franchise's place in the playoffs.

And it's not only Auckland weather that has organisers scrambling. Wellington Phoenix's A-League Women clash against Brisbane Roar has been postponed 25 hours, after the threat of thunderstorms in Queensland caused the ccncellation of their flight across the ditch on Friday.

Originally scheduled fort 5pm, Saturday (NZ time), the game will now start at 6pm Sunday.