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  • 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...
  • McMillan named New Zealand batting coach for Windies tour May 9, 2014

    Former Test player Craig McMillan has been appointed New Zealand's batting coach for the upcoming tour of West Indies, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Friday. "We had a number of strong applicants from New Zealand and abroad but overall we felt that Craig was the best fit for the role,"...
  • ICC revamp will be pretty good for us: NZC January 29, 2014

    Wellington: Satisfied with the deal being offered to it in the proposal to radically alter ICC's power equations in favour of India, England and Australia, New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday defended the BCCI's role in the revamp plan. NZC's ICC representative Mark Snedden said the proposal, which has been put off...
  • 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 Cricket elects new board September 19, 2013

    Wellington: Former internationals Sir Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott have been elected to the New Zealand Cricket board of directors that will guide the country's preparations to co-host the 2015 World Cup. Eight board members were elected at a meeting of New Zealand's major and district cricket associations in...
  • 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...
  • BCCI wants a shorter tour of New Zealand April 16, 2013

    New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is in negotiations with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to trim down its tour scheduled for February-March next year, The New Zealand Herald reported on Tuesday. India are to play three Tests, five ODIs and one T20 international on the tour...
  • 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...
  • To accommodate Asia Cup, India may trim 2014 NZ tour March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: India may trim their 2014 tour to New Zealand from 21 days to 14 days as the BCCI is considering accommodating the Asia Cup around that time, ESPNcricinfo reported on Friday. According to the ICC's Future Tours Programme (FTP), India is scheduled to play three Tests, five ODIs and...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • NZ bowling coach Wright to step down August 28, 2012

    New Zealand's bowling coach Damien Wright will step down after the World Twenty20 tournament in Sri Lanka next month after just a year in the job, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday. Australian Wright said prolonged absences from his family was behind the reason to leave. "I have really enjoyed...
  • England to play three Tests on NZ tour June 21, 2012

    Wellington: England will play three tests, three one-day internationals and three Twenty20 internationals on their tour to New Zealand starting next February. The February 4 to March 26 tour will include the first Test played at Auckland's Eden Park since 2006. But New Zealand Cricket said it had been unable to...
  • NZ ignore Gillespie for national contract June 20, 2012

    Wellington: Fast bowler Mark Gillespie, the comeback story of New Zealand's Test series against South Africa last summer, has missed out on a national contract for the next season. Gillespie was recalled to the New Zealand team for the second of its three Tests against South Africa in March after...
  • John Wright to quit as New Zealand coach May 1, 2012

    Wellington: John Wright has announced he will quit as New Zealand coach after next month's tour to the West Indies, saying the time is right to pursue "other opportunities." The former New Zealand opening batsman has coached New Zealand since late 2010, leading the team to the semi-finals of last...
  • ICC clears Wagner to represent New Zealand April 19, 2012

    Wellington: South Africa-born pace bowler Neil Wagner has been declared eligible to play for New Zealand after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled there were special circumstances why he did not meet residency regulations, NZ Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday. The ICC requires a player to spend at least 183 days...