Ross Taylor dumped as BlackCaps captain
Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:33a.m.
By Angela Beswick
Ross Taylor has been dumped as captain of the BlackCaps and will not be available for the team's South Africa tour.
Brendon McCullum will take over as captain in all three forms; Test, One Day and Twenty20.
The Test and Twenty20 squads leave next week for a tour of South Africa. Ross Taylor will not go with them, opting to take a break from the sport, but remains committed to NZ Cricket.
He was given the option to captain just Tests, but turned it down.
Taylor was appointed captain 18 months ago by former coach John Wright and has overseen a series of disappointing performances.
NZ Cricket CEO David White told a media confrence in Auckland this morning the decision is not a reflection of Taylor's standing within the team.
"Ross has not lost the dressing room," he said.
White is confident Taylor will return as a player for the England series.
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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8/12/2012 12:03:32 a.m.
Why they only wanna give him the Test captaincy, the they are not comparable to the Proteas. What do they go to SA with a younger bat again. Remember a few years ago Steyn crushed one of Blacks caps cheekbone, and last time Morkel broke Taylor's arm. Good Luck
7/12/2012 10:51:25 p.m.
"Get a grip guys in terms of world cricket Mccullem is far better then Taylor, Taylor just dosnt have the same records as Mccullem."
Stupidest thing I've heard for some time. That aside, NZC continues to disappoint. Hesson is just a chump.
7/12/2012 9:51:20 p.m.
Got agree with T20 fan, Ross take all the time you need and go and take it out on ball where you can make some real money. I think everyone is missing the fact that White has now presided over Wright leaving and this saga. Both issues he has allowed to spiral right out control. SACK White the man is try to make changes through controversy. That is the biggest embaressment to NZC here. Jesse was alittle over the top but as always he will never die leaving anything unsaid.
7/12/2012 5:04:22 p.m.
t20 fan wrote:
This is just disgraceful. who is this coach hesson anyway?!?! whats he done thats so great!? Go and make millions in the ipl ross because u dont deserve this
7/12/2012 4:43:39 p.m.
To quote Quade Cooper "this is a toxic environment" NZC, what is going on? No loyalty, no integrity, no comraderie no committment, and now no Taylor.
Stay strong Rosco, Kia Kaha
7/12/2012 3:48:15 p.m.
People are coming from England shortly to watch cricket at considerable expense. They will find that the two best Blackcap batsmen, Taylor and Ryder, are not around. It is a bit like leaving Cook and Pieterson behind. If England were able to sort out their problems with Pieterson, Cricket NZ should try to do the same.We will be the laughing stock of the whole cricketing world
7/12/2012 3:37:13 p.m.
Get a grip guys in terms of world cricket Mccullem is far better then Taylor, Taylor just dosnt have the same records as Mccullem. On top of that, Mccullem had the same thing happened to him as vice captain and he didnt ask for leave, i think this is selfish on Taylors part, i get up at 3am to watch game after game, and when the going gets tough he just bails? we are going up agasint number one in the world, if we dont need him for that why bring him back at all? p.s The whole nz cricket board needs to be sacked.
7/12/2012 2:59:34 p.m.
As the readers before me have said, what an absolute crazy load of crap. What has McCullum got over NZ cricket? He has shown patchy form at best and dose not lead by example yet Taylor showed his fighting class in the last test lead by example and pull the boy's together for a great win. I just dont get it, NZ cricket what away to show the world how we roll. Top form hope you are proud of yourselves.Dont know about the rest of the readers but have lost faith with the NZ cricket powers to be, this it where the changes should be made. Ross Taylor did not deserve this treatment and if I was him I would tell them all to take flying jump and go and make millions in the IPL.
7/12/2012 2:13:42 p.m.
what a disgrace!!! Taylor dumped ... and not available for SA!!! NZ sport to a T!!! poor!!!
7/12/2012 1:59:18 p.m.
Mike Hesson is a disgraceful coach, totally bias descion, these players have the talent to win, and yet they dont win, i think all the mess that Mark Hesson and previous coaches have created has caused New Zealands fall in Cricket. I hope for Ross' sake he tells NZ to F off and tears his contract up
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