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Players prioritising T20 leagues hardly a Boult from the blue | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Trent Boult giving up his New Zealand Cricket contract is another sign of a revolution sweeping through the game -- a change happening not at the leisurely pace of a Test match but at the breakneck speed of a Twenty20 innings. A key figure in the teams that won the inaugural World Test Championship and finished runners-up in three limited overs World Cups, Boult will from now on have a "significantly reduced role" with the Black Caps. The left-arm quick requested the release from his contract so he could spend more time with his young family but, a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) statement said, the 33-year-old also wanted to make himself available for "domestic leagues". A crammed international calendar in three formats of the game and the added strain of playing in biosecure bubb...
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Ross Taylor recalls racial ‘insensitivity’ in New Zealand cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

Retired batsman Ross Taylor has revealed he was offended by race-based remarks from team-mates and staff in New Zealand dressing rooms during his career and said the country's cricket board could do more to bring Polynesian talent into the sport. Taylor, who has Samoan heritage on his mother's side, described in his book "Ross Taylor Black and White" how he and other team mates endured insensitive "banter" from white players. "In many ways, dressing room banter is the barometer," wrote Taylor, who played his last international match in April. "A team mate used to tell me, 'You're half a good guy, Ross, but which half is good? You don’t know what I’m referring to.' "I was pretty sure I did. Other players also had to put up with comments that dwelt on their ethnicity. In all probability, ...
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Pace bowler Trent Boult released from New Zealand Cricket contract

Leading New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult has been released from his contract with New Zealand Cricket to spend more time with his young family.Boult has taken 317 wickets in tests and 169 in one-day internationals and with his new ball partner Tim Southee has played a major role in the recent successes of a New Zealand team which won the inaugural World Test Championship and reached the finals of the last two ODI World Cups.The 33-year-old left-arm paceman recently has been in discussions with national cricket officials about the increasing burden of touring overseas with a young family at home.“We respect Trent's position,” NZC chief executive David White said on Wednesday.“He's been completely honest and up-front with us about his reasoning and, while we're sad to be losing him as...
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Trent Boult released from New Zealand contract, wants to spend more time at home | Cricket News – Times of India

World class fast bowler Trent Boult was released from his central contract with New Zealand Cricket (NZC) at his own request on Wednesday so he can spend less time travelling and more time at home with his family. The 33-year-old, who has played 70 Tests and 137 limited-overs internationals since 2011, will continue to play for his country but have a "significantly reduced role", NZC said. "This has been a really tough decision for me ... playing cricket for my country was a childhood dream and I'm so proud of everything I've been able to achieve," Boult said in an NZC statement. "Ultimately this decision is about my wife Gert and our three young boys. Family has always been the biggest motivator for me and I feel comfortable with putting it first and preparing ourselves for life after ...
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Former Black Cap quick Heath Davis comes out as gay

Former Test pace bowler Heath Davis has become the first male New Zealand international cricketer to come out as gay, still a rarity in the professional game. Davis, now 50 and living in Australia, played five tests and 11 one-day internationals from 1994 to 1997 as well as enjoying a lengthy domestic career as a quick but erratic fast bowler. “I felt there was this part of my life that I was hiding,” he said in an interview with online magazine The Spinoff. “There was a lot of that, just keeping your personal life separate. It was lonely … I was repressing it, I wasn’t living a gay life.” Davis said life improved after a move from his native Wellington to play domestic cricket in the more cosmopolitan city of Auckland in 1997. “I felt there was this part of my life I needed to expr...
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Former New Zealand pacer Heath Davis comes out as gay | Cricket News – Times of India

Former Test pace bowler Heath Davis has become the first male New Zealand international cricketer to come out as gay, still a rarity in the professional game. Davis, now 50 and living in Australia, played five Tests and 11 one-day internationals from 1994 to 1997 as well as enjoying a lengthy domestic career as a quick but erratic fast bowler. "I felt there was this part of my life that I was hiding," he said in an interview. "There was a lot of that, just keeping your personal life separate. It was lonely ... I was repressing it, I wasn't living a gay life." Davis said life improved after a move from his native Wellington to play domestic cricket in the more cosmopolitan city of Auckland in 1997. "I felt there was this part of my life I needed to express, I was sick of hiding it," he a...
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Indian women’s cricket team can win medal at CWG: Mithali Raj | Commonwealth Games 2022 News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Mithali Raj feels the title of her forthcoming biopic ‘Shabaash Mithu’ is very close to her heart. “That’s what my teammates used to tell me when I got runs for the country. Hence it reminds me of my good old days and all my colleagues,” she said during a promotional function in the city on Saturday. In spite of retiring from the game recently, Mithali keeps a close watch on the game and is happy to see how the Indian women routed Sri Lanka in both the T20I and ODI series. The performance naturally raised hopes of an Indian medal in the forthcoming Commonwealth Games where women’s cricket will make its debut. “In the T20 format, the margin of error is very less. As such the preparation part is very important. We have a very strong team. If we get the plans in place beforehand, ...
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New Zealand men and women cricketers to receive equal pay in ground-breaking agreement

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday announced a ground-breaking agreement, which will see men and women players paid the same match fees. NZC and the players’ association signed a five-year deal and the agreement will see women’s players at both international and domestic level receive the same match fees as men across all formats and competitions. The agreement will start on August 1, and will also see professional women’s players receive equity in matters such as travel, accommodation, and the wider playing and training environment. Landmark day for all levels of cricket in New Zealand 🏏 #CricketNationhttps://t.co/NAcTp44cPV — WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) July 4, 2022 “This is the most important agreement in our sport, as it binds NZC, the major associations, and our players at the hi...
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New Zealand get chance for rapid revenge in home Tests against England | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand will have a chance to exact rapid revenge for their 3-0 series loss in England when they host Brendon McCullum's side in two Tests next February. England beat the Black Caps by seven wickets in the third Test at Headingley on Monday to sweep the series but they might find New Zealand a tougher prospect on home tracks in Wellington and Tauranga in the new year. The series opener at Bay Oval will be the first day-night Test in New Zealand since 2018, when England were beaten by an innings and 49 runs at Eden Park. The Test world champions will also host a two-match series against Sri Lanka in March, New Zealand Cricket said on Tuesday as it announced the 2022/23 home international schedule. The Black Caps are currently languishing in eighth place in the World Test Championship...
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India to tour New Zealand for white-ball series after T20 World Cup | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: India will be touring New Zealand for a white-ball series comprising three T20Is and as many ODIs after the World T20 in Australia, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday. The series will be held between November 18 to 30 and New Zealand will return to India for a white-ball series in January next year. "India will arrive in New Zealand at the conclusion of the world cup to play the BLACKCAPS in three T20s at Wellington, Tauranga and Napier, and three ODIs at Auckland, Hamilton and Christchurch," NZC said in a release. The home summer schedule is here! Details | https://t.co/zgapeeRiTq #NZvPAK #NZvBAN #NZvIND #NZvENG #NZvSL https://t.co/rfM6aqzMvW— BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) 1656367535000"The BLACKCAPS will then depart for the sub-continent for a tour of Pakistan and a short ...
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3rd Test, Day 1: Daryl Mitchell leads New Zealand rally after Stuart Broad strikes for England | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS: In-form Daryl Mitchell powered New Zealand's revival after Stuart Broad struck early for England on the first day of the third Test at Headingley on Thursday. New Zealand were 225 for five at close of play, with Mitchell 78 not out following his hundreds at Lord's and Trent Bridge. Those inspired efforts were insufficient to prevent the World Test champions falling 2-0 behind in the three-match series. But Mitchell will aim to add another ton as the Black Caps try to salvage a victory in the series finale. Broad, England's spearhead after James Anderson was ruled out with an ankle injury, removed Tom Latham in the first over of the day and then captured the prize wicket of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson during a return of two for 45 in 17 overs. Mitchell, however, held firm ...
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New Zealand call up former Dutch all-rounder Michael Rippon for European tour

New Zealand Cricket have named former Dutch all-rounder Michael Rippon in their 15-man Twenty20 international squad for the tour of Europe in July and August. Cape Town native Rippon, 30, moved to New Zealand from South Africa in 2013 and played 31 times for the Netherlands, including a three-match one-day international series against the Black Caps in March. International Cricket Council eligibility rules allow players to represent an associate nation while remaining available to play for a full member. However, they cannot return to play for the associate nation for three years after being listed for a full member. Tom Latham will lead New Zealand’s ODI squad for a three-match series against Ireland from July 10-15 before Mitchell Santner takes over the captaincy. Day 1 media for @mi...
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Shane Bond turns 47: A look at his top five spells across formats

Fast, fierce, grey eyed, exactly six feet, long hair, trained as a policeman, wore black, on occasions white, and just a gift to watch on a cricket pitch. Across the 82 ODIs, 18 Tests and 20 T20Is and the many domestic games he played in, Shane Bond was as perfect a specimen as cricket could give this world. A pacer who didn’t compromise on the pace even after being tested relentlessly by multiple injuries across his career. “I loved that feeling of running in and bowling fast all the time and I just didn’t pull it back,” he said in an interview to Cricbuzz a few years back. As the player turned coach turns 47, let us look back at some of his great moments on the pitch.Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium 6/51 and 4/48 vs Zimbabwe (Bulawayo, Test, 2005) Against a Zimbabw...
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New Zealand cricketer Amy Satterthwaite calls time on international career | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: Amy Satterthwaite, the seventh most prolific batter in women's one-day internationals, has called time on her representative career after New Zealand Cricket (NZC) decided not to award her a central contract. The hard-hitting all-rounder, who made her international debut in 2007 and captained her country in 2018 and 2019, scored 4,639 runs in 145 ODIs at an average of 38.33, and another 1,784 for her country in Twenty20 matches. "It is with a degree of sadness that I announce my retirement from international cricket," the 35-year-old said in a news release on Thursday. "It has been a tough few days after learning of NZC's decision to head in a new direction and contract some younger cricketers. "I am disappointed not to be receiving a contract and believe I still had more to...
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No new COVID cases in New Zealand camp ahead of Sussex warm-up game | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand have reported no new COVID-19 cases among players and staff before their warm-up match against English county side Sussex, the country's cricket board (NZC) said on Saturday. Batsman Henry Nicholls, bowler Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen, who returned positive rapid antigen Tests on Friday morning, will remain in isolation until Wednesday. "All remaining players and support staff Rapid Antigen Tests returned negative this morning," NZC said in a statement before the match began in Brighton, after the first day was rained off and play was abandoned. New Zealand take on England in the first Test of their three-match series at Lord's starting June 2. !(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; ...
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Three Covid cases confirmed in New Zealand camp Brighton

Three members of the New Zealand touring party, including senior batter Henry Nicholls, are in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19 on the morning of the first Tour match against Sussex in Brighton. Nicholls, pacer Blair Tickner and bowling coach Shane Jurgensen have begun five days of hotel room isolation after producing positive Rapid Antigen Tests on Friday morning. The remainder of the squad members have returned negative tests and will continue to be monitored and tested as required. “The four-day warm-up match will go ahead as planned,” New Zealand Cricket said in a statement. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply(n,arguments):n.queue.push(arguments)}; if(!f._fbq)f._fbq=n;n.push=n;n.loaded=!0;n.version=...
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New Zealand’s Henry Nicholls in doubt for England Test series | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand batsman Henry Nicholls has suffered a calf strain and is in doubt for the Test tour of England, head coach Gary Stead said on Tuesday. Stead said the number five suffered the injury to his right leg during running drills on Monday. The team depart for England this weekend ahead of the first Test at Lord's starting June 2. "He's having an MRI scan later today, so we’ll know more after that as to the extent of it,” Stead told reporters from a team camp at Mount Maunganui. "But he’s got it strapped up and I guess the next 24 to 48 hours will give us an indication of how serious that is." The 30-year-old Nicholls has been a fixture in New Zealand's middle order, averaging 40.38 with eight centuries in 46 Tests. He played at number four in the recent home series against South Afr...
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Players should be allowed to review wide, high no-balls: Daniel Vettori, Imran Tahir | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori and South African spinner Imran Tahir reckon that wides and height no-balls should also come under the DRS scanner as umpires' call sparked fresh debate during Rajasthan Royals' IPL match against Kolkata Knight Riders here. Defending 18 runs from the last two overs, Royals skipper Sanju Samson was visibly upset by umpire Nitin Pandit's three wide calls despite considerable movement from the batters -- Rinku Singh and Nitish Rana -- on a couple of occasions in the penultimate over on Monday. Samson then went on to ask for a review when the ball was miles away from the bat in his sarcastic way of protest. It sparked a fresh debate for call of wides and waist height no-balls for review with the Kiwi former all-rounder speaking up on the iss...
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NZ Cricket Awards: Trent Boult, Sophie Devine named T20 International Player of the Year

Black Caps pace spearhead Trent Boult and White Ferns skipper Sophie Devine won the ‘T20 International Player of the Year’ for their sensational run in the shortest format of the game at the New Zealand Cricket Awards. The awards are being delivered virtually over three days. Boult was awarded for his splendid run at the T20 World Cup in UAE lst here where New Zealand reached the final. The 32-year old had taken 13 wickets in the tournament and played a crucial role in taking his side to the finals. Congratulations to Trent Boult! Men’s @ANZ_NZ International T20 Player of the Year. Watch Part 1 of the ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards here | https://t.co/79CISzQI47 #ANZNZCAwards pic.twitter.com/6k3BWYS8Hp — BLACKCAPS (@BLACKCAPS) April 11, 2022 Boult defeated Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Da...
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New Zealand Cricket Awards: Trent Boult, Sophie Devine named ‘T20 International Player of the Year’ | Cricket News – Times of India

WELLINGTON: Black Caps pace spearhead Trent Boult and White Ferns skipper Sophie Devine won the 'T20 International Player of the Year' for their sensational run in the shortest format of the game at the New Zealand Cricket Awards. The awards are being delivered virtually over three days. Boult was awarded for his splendid run at the T20 World Cup in UAE lst here where New Zealand reached the final. The 32-year old had taken 13 wickets in the tournament and played a crucial role in taking his side to the finals. Boult defeated Tim Southee, Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell and Ish Sodhi -- who also played vital roles in the Black Caps' run to the final before they lost to Australia -- to take home the award. Congratulations to Trent Boult! Men's @ANZ_NZ International T20 Player of the Year. W...