New Zealand

  • CWG 2014: Saurav Ghosal loses to Willstrop in men's squash semis 2 days ago

    Glasgow: India's Saurav Ghosal was outclassed by former World No.1 James Willstrop of England in straight sets in the men's singles squash semi-finals at the Scotstoun Squash Campus. The 27-year-old fourth seed lost 8-11, 8-11, 5-11 Sunday night. Ghosal's hard-fought 3-2 victory over New Zealand's Campbell Grayson in the quarter-finals had made...
  • New Zealand's Kane Williamson banned from bowling 1 week ago

    Wellington: New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson has been banned from bowling his occasional off-spin in international cricket because of an illegal action, New Zealand Cricket said on Wednesday. Williamson was reported by the match officials during the second Test against West Indies in Port of Spain in June and independent analysis...
  • Six newcomers win New Zealand Cricket contracts July 10, 2014

    Wellington: Young allrounder Jimmy Neesham and former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi are among six newcomers on the list released Thursday of 20 players offered central contracts by New Zealand Cricket. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig, and pace bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne are also included on the list for...
  • Jeff Crowe completes double-century of matches in ODIs July 9, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's Jeff Crowe became only the third ICC match referee to officiate in 200 One-day internationals when he took field for the second ODI between Sri Lanka and South Africa in Pallekele. Sri Lanka's Ranjan Madugalle (279) and Briton Chris Broad (245) are the other ICC officials who have...
  • 2nd T20I: West Indies beat NZ by 39 runs to draw series 1-1 July 7, 2014

    Roseau, Dominica: Andre Fletcher hit 62 off 49 deliveries while Sheldon Cottrell and Sunil Narine starred with the ball as West Indies beat New Zealand by 39 runs on Sunday in their second and final Twenty20 match to draw the series 1-1. Right-hander Fletcher's top score, spiced with three fours and...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 2nd Twenty20 at Roseau July 6, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Teams: West Indies XI: Lendl Simmons, Dwayne Smith, Andre Fletcher, Darren Bravo, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin(w), Darren Sammy(c), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Samuel Badree, Sheldon Cottrell New Zealand Playing XI: Kane Williamson, James Neesham,...
  • Pilot locks co-pilot out of the cockpit mid air on Air New Zealand flight July 6, 2014

    Wellington: Air New Zealand has stood down two pilots after a mid-air drama in which the airline said the first officer was locked out of the cockpit during a trans-Tasman flight. The incident on a Perth-Auckland flight on May 21 followed "some tension" between the pair, after the flight's departure...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies in a rain-hit contest July 6, 2014

    Roseau: Captain Brendon McCullum hit 40 off 35 balls as New Zealand wrapped up a 12-run Duckworth/Lewis victory over the West Indies in a rainy opening Twenty20 at Windsor Park on Saturday. In a match reduced to 18 overs per side by light rain, New Zealand were well placed at 117...
  • West Indies vs New Zealand Live Score: 1st Twenty20 at Roseau July 5, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: New Zealand opt to bowl against West Indies. Pre-match: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park...
  • 1st T20I: Sunil Narine's return big boost for West Indies vs New Zealand July 5, 2014

    Roseau, Dominica: Sunil Narine returns to the West Indies fold with the mystery spinner seeking to maintain his stranglehold over New Zealand in the T20 Internationals on Saturday and Sunday at Windsor Park in Dominica. Narine was declared ineligible by the West Indies Cricket Board for the three Test series, which...
  • Fearing Vincent-like life ban, players may not admit similar offences July 5, 2014

    Wellington: The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association says the life ban imposed on former test batsman Lou Vincent for match-fixing might deter other players from admitting similar activities. The England and Wales Cricket Board last week slapped Vincent with 11 life bans, to be served concurrently, after he...
  • Lou Vincent explains how he succumbed to 'fixing' temptation July 2, 2014

    Wellington: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he's "a good lad" whose participation in match fixing - for which he is banned from cricket for life - was like "being dragged into a thick spider web." In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he...
  • Debutant Jason Holder regrets failure to save Bridgetown Test July 2, 2014

    Bridgetown: Test debutant Jason Holder has bemoaned his failure to lead the West Indies to a draw against New Zealand in the third and deciding match which ended in victory for the visitors. The towering Barbadian pacer, batting at number seven, played out two hours on the final day while also...
  • Players unconvinced by pink ball for day-night Tests July 1, 2014

    The Australian Cricketers' Association says the pink ball is not ready for day-night Tests and have cautioned administrators not to rush into the concept. Australia trialled night sessions using the pink ball during the domestic Sheffield Shield season and has mooted hosting a first day-night Test against New Zealand in November...
  • My name is Lou Vincent and I'm a cheat: full statement of the NZ cricketer banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 14 counts of match-fixing. Here's the full text of Vincent's statement: My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my...
  • Lou Vincent admits to 'cheating', banned for life July 1, 2014

    New Zealand's Lou Vincent has admitted that he is a "cheat" and has been slapped with a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on 18 counts of match-fixing. Vincent, who played for Lancashire and Sussex in England, has confessed of fixing games in county cricket's limited-overs tournaments...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand beat West Indies by 53 runs to clinch series July 1, 2014

    Barbados: Pacers Tim Southee and Trent Boult bowled New Zealand to a 2-1 series victory on Monday with a tense 53-run win over West Indies late on the fifth and final day of the rain-hit third Test. West Indies, set a target of 308 at Kensington Oval when New Zealand declared...
  • Australia, New Zealand set for day-night Test in 2015 June 30, 2014

    Australia and New Zealand have targeted playing a first Test match under lights in November, 2015, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Monday. CA, who have been discussing playing Tests under lights for at least five years, scheduled a number of first-class matches in the domestic Sheffield Shield at night using pink...
  • Gayle rested, Pollard recalled to T20 squad against New Zealand June 30, 2014

    Bridgetown: Flamboyant opener Chris Gayle has been rested and Kieron Pollard is back in the West Indies Twenty20 squad for the two-match series against New Zealand next weekend in Dominica. The 34-year-old Gayle has struggled with injury in recent months but still managed to score two half-centuries in the ongoing three-match...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand in control against West Indies on Day 4 June 30, 2014

    Barbados: Kane Williamson hit a career-best 161 not out to guide New Zealand to a lead of 307 over West Indies on Sunday but the tourists were stalled by heavy rain, which wiped out half the fourth day of the third and final Test. The Black Caps, trailing by 24 after...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 4 June 29, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day-3 Round-up: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for 3, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their second innings...
  • 3rd Test: New Zealand edge ahead of West Indies in Barbados June 29, 2014

    Bridgetown: Kane Wiliamson and Brendon McCullum lifted New Zealand to 123 for three, a lead of 99, at stumps on the third day of the third and final Test against West Indies at Kensington Oval on Saturday. Early strikes by the West Indies bowlers put the tourists under pressure in their...
  • Live Score: West Indies vs New Zealand, 3rd Test, Day 3 June 28, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day two roundup: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West...
  • Batting with Chris Gayle things get easier, says Kraigg Brathwaite June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite said he was now playing with a renewed confidence following his maiden Test century last week. Friday, he top scored with an attractive 68 to follow up that 129 in Port-of-Spain, as West Indies reached 169 for two before rain ended the second day's play at 1:03...
  • 3rd Test: Rain restricts West Indies to 169/2 against New Zealand on Day 2 June 28, 2014

    Bridgetown: Opener Kraigg Brathwaite hit an enterprising 68 to lead a positive West Indies batting display against New Zealand on Friday but persistent rain soon after lunch cut the hosts short on day two of the third Test. West Indies, overnight 32 for 0, had powered to 169 for 2 at...
  • New Zealand schoolboy wins the right to keep his hair long June 27, 2014

    New Zealand: A judge ruled Friday that a New Zealand schoolboy need not cut his hair before returning to class and that his Catholic high school had been wrong to suspend him for having long locks. Sixteen-year-old Lucan Battison was suspended last month from St. John's College in the town of...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies on top after bowling New Zealand out for 293 June 27, 2014

    Bridgetown, Barbados: Left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn took 5 for 93 and pacer Kemar Roach added 4 for 61 as the West Indies bowled out New Zealand for 293 on the opening day of the third cricket Test at Kensington Oval on Thursday. The home team replied positively to reach 32 without...
  • Taylor eyeing 100th Test wicket in Bridgetown June 25, 2014

    Bridgetown: Jamaican fast bowler Jerome Taylor, who has been riding the wave of a triumphant return to international cricket, is eyeing a significant milestone when West Indies take on New Zealand in the third and deciding Test match on Thursday. Taylor, who enters the match at Kensington oval with 92 wickets,...
  • Ottis Gibson hopes Kensington Oval has some pace June 24, 2014

    Bridgetown: Head coach Ottis Gibson says he is hoping his three-pronged pace attack finds some pace in the Kensington Oval pitch, as the West Indies chase a series victory over New Zealand in the final Test which begins here on Thursday. The West Indies seamers found life difficult on a flat...