Auckland pacer Ben Lister becomes first COVID-19 substitute after replacing Mark Chapman in Plunket Shield
Auckland medium pacer Ben Lister on Tuesday became the first COVID-19 substitute in cricket, replacing teammate Mark Chapman in the ongoing Plunket Shield first-class cricket championship.
The board of New Zealand Cricket on Wednesday approved the extension which also takes in the T20 World Cups in India next year and in Australia in 2022.
New Zealand coach Gary Stead has described the talks with the country's cricket board on his possible contract extension as "positive" .
New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismisses speculations he tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy
Following New Zealand's 0-3 defeat at the hands of Australia earlier this year, rumours surfaced that Stead preferred left-handed batsman Tom Latham for Test captaincy over incumbent Williamson.
Opener Tom Latham has won the Redpath Cup as New Zealand’s best batsman, breaking a seven-year streak in which the trophy was won by either Kane Williamson or Ross Taylor.
India vs New Zealand: Neil Wagner says Kiwis will continue using short-ball strategy against visitors in second Test
Neil Wagner pulled out of the first Test against India to be with his wife for the birth of their first child.
India vs New Zealand: Neil Wagner's return provides 'good selection dilemma' after Kyle Jamieson's 'outstanding' debut, says Kiwi coach Gary Stead
Stead said, 'Whoever we go with, we know we will have to put in a performance that we did in this game, because we know India will get better,' he said.
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli says 'positive mentality' not 'cautious approach' will help his team pull off series-levelling win in Christchurch
Virat Kohli, who only scored two and 19, however, said they would not go into their shells as they prepared for the series-deciding game at Hagley Oval from 29 February
India vs New Zealand: Black Caps coach Gary Stead ‘really surprised’ by criticism over taking a break
New Zealand coach Gary Stead on Monday said he was "very surprised" at being lambasted for taking a scheduled break after the 0-5 T20 hammering his team received from India earlier this month.
India vs New Zealand: Fit-again Trent Boult boosts Black Caps' pace attack; Kyle Jamieson could debut in Wellington Test
Apart from Boult, left-arm spinner Ajaz Patel has been recalled for his first Test since the tour of Sri Lanka last August.
New Zealand selector Gavin Larsen says IPL has played a huge role in qualitative growth of country's cricketers
The decision to create a separate window for IPL has played a massive role in qualitative growth of New Zealand cricketers, feels former seamer and current national selector Gavin Larsen.
New Zealand Cricket defends coach Gary Stead's mid-series break, says 'his week off was planned six months ago'
Stead is under criticism for taking a holiday at a time when the Black Caps are enduring a form slump. Following a 0-3 Test series hiding in Australia, New Zealand were whitewashed 0-5 by India in the Twenty20 series on home soil.
India vs New Zealand: 'What's gone is gone,' Tim Southee looking forward to series after disappointment of being dropped against Australia
Southee was one of four players to play in all 12 of New Zealand's T20I matches last year and captained the side in nine of them, with Kane Williamson rested for one at the start of the year. Williamson got injured when they visited Sri Lanka and hosted England
Australia vs New Zealand: Batsman Tom Latham adds to Kiwis' ever-growing injury list after X-ray confirms broken finger
Latham, who led the team in the absence of the ill Kane Williamson in the 279-run loss that completed a 3-0 series whitewash by the Australians, is expected to be out of action for four weeks
Australia vs New Zealand: Glenn Phillips called in as batting cover for ailing Kane Williamson, Henry Nicholls ahead of SCG Test
Kiwi coach Gary Stead stressed Phillips’ inclusion was precautionary and they were still hopeful both sick players would be fit.
Australia vs New Zealand Highlights, 1st Test Day 1 at Perth: Marnus Labuschagne scores third Test hundred as Australia reach 235/4 at stumps
Australia batted first in the first Test against neighbours New Zealand in the day-night Test in Perth.
Australia vs New Zealand: Blackcaps Coach Gary Stead feels Jeet Raval best bet for opener's spot despite poor form
New Zealand coach Gary Stead said Raval was their best option against an Australian pace battery that includes Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood
New Zealand vs England: Kane Williamson rules out Lockie Ferguson's selection for first Test, says he will stick with regular pace trio
Captain Kane Williamson told reporters at Bay Oval that they had decided to stick with the tried and tested pace trio of Tim Southee, Trent Boult and Neil Wagner for the match, which begins on Thursday, with Mitchell Santner named as the sole spinner.
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson will miss the upcoming T20I series against England after a recurring hip injury flared up, team officials said on Friday.
Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Thilan Samaraweera to join visitors' coaching staff for upcoming Test series
Since retiring from international cricket in 2013, Thilan Samaraweera has coached extensively around the world, including stints as the batting coach of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, along with his role as fielding coach of the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 IPL.