End in sight for NZC captaincy saga
Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:49a.m.
The captaincy crisis at New Zealand Cricket (NZC) will come to a head today, where the fate of skipper Ross Taylor is likely to be determined.
Taylor is going to meet NZC chief executive David White in Auckland where it is his captaincy of the BlackCaps will be discussed.
The Test and Twenty20 squads to leave next week for a tour of South Africa will be announced on Friday, two days later than originally planned.
It is unclear whether Taylor will be part of the tour of South Africa yet.
Taylor, who starred with the bat in New Zealand's tour-ending Test defeat of Sri Lanka in Colombo, gave little away in a comment on micro-blogging website Twitter on Wednesday.
"A lot of speculation out there. I have heard from the CEO once. I haven't made any decisions. At no time have I given NZC any ultimatums about Hesson or Me or South Africa."
New Zealand has never previously split the captaincy of its teams, a method employed by more player-rich nations such as Australia and England.
Taylor was appointed captain 18 months ago by former coach John Wright and overseen a series of disappointing performances.
There have been question marks over Taylor's role since Wright was replaced in June by former Kenya coach Hesson, who enjoyed a long association with Brendon McCullum as coach of Otago.
Taylor received support on Wednesday from long-time friend and New Zealand teammate Jessie Ryder, who has made himself unavailable for the Black Caps while he plays domestic cricket and focuses on personal targets.
"Angers me watching @RossLTaylor getting dumped on. Show him some f***ing support NZC," Ryder tweeted.
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7/12/2012 12:29:15 a.m.
I believe there is more serious issues with NZ cricket than who the captain is. I believe the NZ cricket board needs to be reviewed and a long term plan put in place to develop cricket from a young age.
6/12/2012 2:50:33 p.m.
LAFONGA LEOLAHI wrote:
Ross the best person for the job.. stop this bias comment towards him... fullstop?
6/12/2012 12:55:02 p.m.
M Clarke wrote:
Cant believe this nonsense over the captaincy issues. Wasn't Brendan McCullum vice captain once before and got dropped? so what was that all about and now he is flavour of the month?> really?? why... methinks this could be construed as racism? As for an endorsement from Jesse Ryder- well forget that, he can't , won't or whatever perform at the top of cricket so obviously not committed or disciplined enough -lower grade he does and does well bit like the big fish in a small pond instead of the other way around- and that is fine - pity he can't even do one sentence without profanity included in his defence of Ross Taylor. Hope Ross Taylor the performing member of the NZ team stays and perhaps the NZCC should concentrate on getting rid of underperformed at the top of team batting order and forget about personalities.
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