New Zealand`s search for stability at the top of the order looks set to continue after Peter Fulton and Hamish Rutherford were dropped from the list of players awarded central contracts by New Zealand Cricket on Thursday.
Christchurch`s Hagley Oval will get the first trial of its upgraded facilities ahead of next year`s World Cup with a Boxing Day test match between New Zealand and Sri Lanka, the country`s cricket board said on Tuesday.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Chris Cairns has reportedly departed for London to be interviewed by the police and the International Cricket Council`s (ICC) anti-corruption unit over the match-fixing fiasco that has rocked the cricket world.
A former New Zealand Cricket ( NZC) chief executive has accused former batsman Lou Vincent of `staining` the reputation of the country`s cricket by getting involved in one of the international game`s biggest match-fixing scandals.
Embattled New Zealand veteran Jesse Ryder has slammed the latest reports of him drinking into the early hours of Thursday just hours before the first Test against India, saying that most of the things are `bollocks`.
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.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Wednesday dismissed fears it will miss out under a proposed shake-up of the world game, with board member Martin Snedden saying the deal was "pretty good" for the organisation.
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.
New Zealand Cricket had been aware for months of the International Cricket Council investigation into former New Zealand players` involvement in alleged match-fixing, NZC chief executive David White said on Thursday.
Batsman Kane Williamson has suffered a small fracture in his left thumb and been ruled out of New Zealand`s ongoing tour of Bangladesh and the upcoming visit to Sri Lanka, the country`s cricket board said on Wednesday.
Former New Zealand cricketers Sir Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott have reportedly been elected to the board of directors in New Zealand Cricket (NZC), which will guide the country`s preparations to co-host the 2015 Cricket World Cup with neighbours Australia.