New Zealand

  • Brendon McCullum has match-fixing evidence 17 hours 25 minutes ago

    Wellington: Brendon McCullum's lawyer says the New Zealand cricket captain is determined to give evidence about alleged match-fixing approaches from a former team-mate, believed to be Chris Cairns. McCullum is currently caught in a legal battle, with a High Court injunction put out to stop a newspaper in New Zealand from...
  • Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe suffers cancer relapse Yesterday

    Former New Zealand cricket captain Martin Crowe has suffered a relapse of his cancer. The 51-year-old first said he was suffering from a form of lymphoma in 2012 but after chemotherapy he said in June 2013 the tumours had been eroded and he was clear of the disease. Crowe was, however, told...
  • NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders, says Edward Snowden 3 days ago

    Wellington: Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data. Snowden talked via video link from Russia...
  • NZ cricketer Chris Cairns to face perjury charges 6 days ago

    Wellington: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns says he will fight to clear his name after being informed by London's Metropolitan Police he is to be charged with perjury. The charges relate to the 2012 libel trial in London's High Court in which Cairns successfully sued Indian Premier League boss Lalit...
  • Cricketers warned against 'honey traps' during ICC World Cup 2015 1 week ago

    The game of cricket has often been rocked by match-fixing and corruption. Allegations of fixing, including the new phenomenon of spot-fixing, have emerged occasionally, tarnishing the image of the gentleman's game. With cricket's biggest extravaganza - the ICC Cricket World Cup - coming up next year in Australia and New...
  • Craig McMillan confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach September 5, 2014

    Wellington: Former international player Craig McMillan was confirmed as New Zealand's batting coach on Thursday, after assuming the role on a temporary basis earlier this year. McMillan, who played 55 Tests and 197 one-day internationals for the Black Caps, has been given a two-year contract, New Zealand Cricket said in a...
  • New Zealand coach Mike Hesson extends contract September 3, 2014

    New Zealand coach Mike Hesson signed a two-year contract extension on Wednesday in a major vote of confidence for the young Black Caps' mentor. Hesson, 39, took over in mid-2012 with New Zealand in the doldrums after a poor run of defeats and soon created controversy by axing the popular Ross...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series August 29, 2014

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • Hamish Rutherford leads New Zealand A to triangular series win August 13, 2014

    London: Hamish Rutherford led New Zealand A to victory in the triangular one-day series with a seven-wicket win over England Lions on Tuesday. Chasing a rain-revised target of 220 from 36 overs at New Road, Rutherford struck 95 off 84 balls including 10 fours and two sixes before Tom Latham's 48...
  • New Zealand seek improved ties with India through cricket August 11, 2014

    New Zealand on Monday sought to promote business and people-to-people ties with India by using the platform of the Cricket World Cup to be hosted by it along with Australia in 2015. In a meeting with India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the ASEAN Regional Forum talks...
  • US Police drills holes into Jimmy Neesham's bat to check for drugs August 8, 2014

    In a bizarre incident on Friday, New Zealand allrounder Jimmy Neesham's bat was drilled into by the US Police to check for drugs while he was in transition to West Indies to play in the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) Twenty20 tournament. The 23-year-old Kiwi allrounder's bat was suspected by the police...
  • CWG 2014: India set up hockey final with Australia after edging NZ 3-2 in semis August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: India came from two goals down to edge out New Zealand 3-2 in the hockey semi-finals of the 20th Commonwealth Games on Saturday and set up a repeat final of the 2010 edition with holders Australia. Trailing 0-2 in the 18th minute, India were revived by strikes from skipper Rupinder...
  • CWG 2014: India face New Zealand in men's hockey semis without skipper Sardar August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: The Indian men's hockey team will clash with New Zealand in the semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games on Saturday but without their captain Sardar Singh. The midfielder has been suspended for one match following his second dangerous offence in the tournament. Sardar was reprimanded for dangerous play in Tuesday's game...
  • CWG 2014: Sardar Singh suspended for semifinal against New Zealand August 2, 2014

    Glasgow: In a huge jolt to Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh has been suspended for the semifinal match against New Zealand on Saturday following his yellow card for a dangerous slide tackle in pool A match against South Africa at the Commonwealth Games here. The appeal jury held a...
  • New Zealand to impose lengthy jail terms for match-fixing July 31, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand is to slap a seven-year jail term on anyone caught match-fixing under a new law due to take effect before it hosts the Cricket World Cup and Under-20 FIFA World Cup next year. The Match-Fixing Bill, introduced to parliament on Thursday (July 31) with unanimous political support, would...
  • CWG 2014: Saurav Ghosal loses to Willstrop in men's squash semis July 28, 2014

    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 July 23, 2014

    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...