New Zealand Cricket

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Brendon McCullum not corrupt, says New Zealand Cricket May 19, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Monday that Blacks Caps captain Brendon McCullum was not under investigation for corruption after reports surfaced that he was approached to fix matches in 2008. NZC said it was "dismayed" that McCullum's testimony to the International Cricket Council (ICC) anti-corruption unit had been leaked...
  • New Zealand confirm Auckland Aces matches under scrutiny May 15, 2014

    New Zealand Cricket has confirmed matches played by an Auckland Twenty20 team at the 2012 Champions Trophy in South Africa are the subject of an International Cricket Council investigation into match-fixing. Chief executive David White told a news conference in Auckland on Thursday that New Zealand had been informed by the...
  • New Zealand Cricket pockets whopping USD35 million from India tour February 2, 2014

    Wellington: The ongoing tour by India is set to trigger a financial windfall for New Zealand Cricket as it will earn the body more than USD 35 million in broadcast rights, making it the biggest money-spinner in any sport here. What's more, New Zealand is also set to get a visit...
  • NZC backs ICC restructuring with more control to Ind, Aus, Eng January 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket has backed the proposed changes in the ICC's administrative structure, which would leave major decision-making in the hands of India, Australia and England, despite facing severe criticism from the country's players' association. The New Zealand Players' Association has described the draft proposal of this plan, which will...
  • Pitches for India series will be sporting tracks: NZC January 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has apparently ignored coach Mike Hesson's call for "green tops" in the upcoming home series against India and is instead preparing "sporting tracks" for the Auckland and Wellington Tests. An NZC official told IANS on Thursday that the authorities are keen that pitches not...
  • Tony Hill quits international umpiring January 9, 2014

    Dubai: New Zealand's Tony Hill has stepped down from the ICC's elite panel of umpires and will join New Zealand Cricket in coaching umpires. The 62-year-old stood in 40 Test matches, 96 one-day internationals and 17 Twenty20s during 15 years of international umpiring. He made his international umpiring debut in 1998 and...
  • I'm not a cheat, Chris Cairns tells ICC December 8, 2013

    Wellington: Former New Zealand allrounder Chris Cairns on Sunday challenged ICC to contact him directly after being linked with match-fixing allegations and lashed out at media for maligning his name. In an article in the Dominion Post, Cairns spoke about the pain he is going through after his name resurfaced in...
  • ICC investigating former NZ players' role in match-fixing December 5, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had been aware for months of the International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into former New Zealand players' involvement in alleged match-fixing, NZC chief executive David White said on Thursday. The ICC was forced to issue a statement confirming it had been investigating a small group of...
  • New Zealand Cricket elects new chairman October 23, 2013

    Wellington: Businessman Stuart Heal has been elected chairman of New Zealand Cricket to lead a new board helping steer preparations for the 2015 World Cup, which is being co-hosted by Australia. Heal was elected unanimously at the first meeting of the board at Auckland on Wednesday. He immediately announced a new...
  • New Zealand confirms trimmed India tour September 10, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket on Monday announced a shortened schedule for its home series against India after reports that the visitors wanted to keep the tour as brief as possible. NZC said India would play two Tests and five one-dayers against the Black Caps between January 19 and February 18, in...
  • New Zealand name Bruce Edgar as national selector August 13, 2013

    New Zealand Cricket has appointed former left-handed opener Bruce Edgar as national selector, the NZC said on Tuesday. Nominated by a panel that included Kiwi great Richard Hadlee, Edgar, 56, will join head coach Mike Hesson next month to select teams for all formats of the game. "Bruce is highly respected within...
  • Former Australia coach Buchanan leaves NZ role July 19, 2013

    Wellington: Former Australia coach John Buchanan has stepped down as New Zealand's director of cricket with immediate effect, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday. It was unclear whether the 60 year old resigned or was sacked and NZC declined to make any additional comment after releasing a diplomatically-worded statement. "Buchanan, who...
  • Sinclair announces retirement from international cricket July 17, 2013

    Wellington: Mathew Sinclair, who made a double century on his Test debut for New Zealand, has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at age 37. Australian-born Sinclair, who played 33 Tests and 54 one-day internationals, made 214 on Test debut against the West Indies in 1999; then the second-highest...
  • New Zealand seek new cricket selection manager July 15, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket says national selection manager Kim Littlejohn will not reapply for his job when the position is advertised later this week. Australian Littlejohn was a contentious appointment to the position two years ago because he came from a background in lawn bowls and baseball. He was sought by...
  • New Zealand Cricket chairman to step down July 12, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chairman Chris Moller says he will not stand for re-election when a new board is voted in at the annual meeting in September. Moller, who is also a former chairman of the New Zealand Rugby Union, has been chairman for three years and a director for...
  • New Zealand Cricket names 20 contracted players July 8, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket has named six newcomers on their annual list of 20 contracted players as national coach Mike Hesson attempts to refresh a team plagued by under-performance. Promising allrounder Corey Anderson, Test opening batsman Hamish Rutherford, fast bowler Mitchell McLenaghan, the versatile Tom Latham and Colin Munro and veteran...
  • Martin Crowe to 'cut ties' with cricket June 7, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe on Friday (June 7) said the cancer he was diagnosed with last year was under control and he was cutting all ties with cricket to reduce his stress levels. Crowe said he believed worrying about cricket, particularly the axing of his protege Ross...
  • Hamish Rutherford slams century against Lions May 10, 2013

    London: New Zealand opener Hamish Rutherford thrived in the chilly conditions of Leicester, hitting a century for a confidence boost ahead of next week's first Test against England at Lord's. Rutherford ended the first day of the tour game against England Lions at Grace Road unbeaten on 116 as New Zealand...
  • NZC angered at ex-players questioning its integrity April 4, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket has condemned as "hearsay, speculation and rumour" a report prepared by a group of former Test players that criticises its handling of the sacking of former Test captain Ross Taylor. The nine-page report, prepared by a group convened by former New Zealand captain John Parker, attacks...
  • Police make two arrests in Ryder assault case March 29, 2013

    New Delhi: New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder's condition was improving and he was responding to medical staff and his family on Friday as police said they had arrested two men in connection with the alleged assault. A 20-year-old man and 37-year-old had been charged with assault and would appear in court...
  • New Zealand batsman Ryder in a coma after bar brawl March 28, 2013

    The attack in Christchurch came just days before Jesse Ryder was to participate in the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League. ...
  • New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder in a coma after bar brawl March 28, 2013

    Wellington: Troubled New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder was in a critical condition in hospital after an "extremely vicious" attack as he left a bar in Christchurch, police said. The 28-year-old was in an induced coma with a fractured skull and serious internal injuries, and his family were at his bedside. The...
  • New Zealand Cricket emerges richer after ICC meeting January 31, 2013

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided to allot New Zealand Cricket (NZC) $1.8 million for development of stronger teams among Full Members and Associate/Affiliate Members, as well as recognizing the value of domestic Twenty20 leagues. The announcements came at the end of the ICC board's two-day meeting in...
  • New Zealand board supports Ryder's continued exile January 29, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand's cricket board will continue to support Jesse Ryder during his rehabilitation from personal issues after the burly batsman ruled himself out of playing against England in the upcoming series. Ryder, who stood down from national duties last year after breaking a self-imposed alcohol ban, had been in...
  • Bond accuses NZ coach for Taylor's sacking January 18, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond has accused national coach Mike Hesson of "sabotage" in his handling of the sacking of captain Ross Taylor, inflaming a crisis in New Zealand cricket ahead of a home series against England. A letter written by Bond to New Zealand Cricket under legal...
  • NZ media slams team for Cape Town surrender January 3, 2013

    New Zealand's long-suffering cricket fans had further reason to bury their heads in their hands as they woke up on Thursday to find the Blacks Caps had been skittled for 45 runs in the first Test against South Africa in Cape Town. Local media described the performance as the worst...
  • Oram opts out of New Zealand contract December 22, 2012

    Allrounder Jacob Oram has opted out of his New Zealand Cricket (NZC) central contract to focus on his professional Twenty20 career. The 34-year-old Oram, who played 33 Tests and 160 one-day internationals, secured an early release from his contract, NZC said in a statement on Saturday. "This was a very difficult decision...
  • NZ Cricket apologises to Ross Taylor over firing December 12, 2012

    Wellington: The board of New Zealand Cricket apologised to Ross Taylor on Wednesday for the way in which he was fired as national captain, but ruled out his reinstatement. Chairman Chris Moller made the apology at a news conference in Wellington, breaking his silence on an issue which has left Taylor...