"I ran towards the chickens to chase them away, swung my foot and accidentally killed one," said Gazdek.
But it has already suffered setbacks, with major drawcard Roger Federer opting to give it a miss and Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori pulling out injured.
Three members of the Provincial Committee of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference were disqualified
With superstar LeBron James off to a slow start offensively, the Lakers still managed to take control with a 17-2 scoring run to close the first half and take a 63-51 lead at the break.
Trouble lies ahead after a change from a January-February to June-July tournament this year to avoid tug of wars between clubs and countries over the services of Europe-based stars.
"I don't envisage it being a problem at all."
"I'm sure something will happen. I'm sure all of us will be involved in some way," he added.
The Auckland tournament had assembled arguably its strongest ever field with Andreescu, Williams, former Australian Open champion Caroline Wozniacki and 2017 French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko all confirmed.
A national ice yachting race is in full swing in Fuyuan in Northeast China's Heilongjiang Province, as more than 50 yachting enthusiasts participated in the race.