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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor says he is 'not sure' about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India
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New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor says he is 'not sure' about playing 2021 T20 World Cup in India

Taylor, who had become the first New Zealand player to play 100 T20Is in February this year during a series against India, will turn 37 when India hosts the 2021 T20 World Cup.

Auckland goes into lockdown as New Zealand records its first community Coronavirus case in 102 days
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Auckland goes into lockdown as New Zealand records its first community Coronavirus case in 102 days

An older man in his 50s, with no history of overseas travel, along with three more members of his family have tested positive for the virus.

ICC Women's World Cup 2021 postponed due to lack of preparation time for players, says event's CEO Andrea Nelson
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ICC Women's World Cup 2021 postponed due to lack of preparation time for players, says event's CEO Andrea Nelson

Concerns around players' preparation in a short time led to the postponement of the ICC Women's ODI World Cup and the decision had nothing to do with safety issues pertaining to COVID-19 in New Zealand

TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order
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TikTok, WeChat to be banned in US in 45 days unless sold by parent companies, president Trump issues executive order

The twin executive orders that will take effect in 45 days, cited national security concerns.

France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'
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France stops ratification of extradition agreement with Hong Kong, says treaty to remain 'as it stands'

Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK and the US suspended similar treaties with Hong Kong last month after China imposed a new national security law on the city

'It'll be exciting to play some cricket again,' says New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner as he leaves for CPL 2020
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'It'll be exciting to play some cricket again,' says New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner as he leaves for CPL 2020

Mitchell Santner, who last played in an ODI series against Australia in March before the pandemic brought all sporting activities to a grinding halt, will turn up for Barbados Tridents when the CPL begins on 18 August.

New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law
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New Zealand suspends extradition treaty with Hong Kong after China passes new security law

Foreign Minister Winston Peters said New Zealand can no longer trust that Hong Kong’s criminal justice system is sufficiently independent from China

New Zealand cricket team coach Gary Stead terms his contract extension talks as 'positive'
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New Zealand cricket team coach Gary Stead terms his contract extension talks as 'positive'

New Zealand coach Gary Stead has described the talks with the country's cricket board on his possible contract extension as "positive" .

Genes of bull kelp algae help researchers trace history of earthquakes in New Zealand
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Genes of bull kelp algae help researchers trace history of earthquakes in New Zealand

By simply looking at the genes of kelp, scientists could see the uplift zone of the earthquake.

Unwell Trent Boult skips New Zealand training session at Bay Oval
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Unwell Trent Boult skips New Zealand training session at Bay Oval

Boult is among eight players, including Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeet Raval, Mitchell Santner, Tim Seifert, Tim Southee and Neil Wagner, who are attending the first half of the camp that started on Sunday.

IPL an unbelievable tournament, definitely the best going around in terms of T20 leagues, says Mitchell Santner
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IPL an unbelievable tournament, definitely the best going around in terms of T20 leagues, says Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner revealed that it was Ravichandran Ashwin who inspired him to bowl the left-arm spinner's carrom ball.

England's World Cup win anniversary: Eoin Morgan recalls the moment when he felt his team was 'dead and buried'
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England's World Cup win anniversary: Eoin Morgan recalls the moment when he felt his team was 'dead and buried'

Twelve months ago on this day, England had claimed the 50 over World Cup title after beating New Zealand by virtue of a contentious boundary count-back rule as scores were tied even after the super over.

New Zealand coach Gary Stead dismisses speculations he tried to remove Kane Williamson from Test captaincy
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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.

New Zealand cricketers start squad training in Lincoln after COVID-19 lockdown
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New Zealand cricketers start squad training in Lincoln after COVID-19 lockdown

In a statement issued on Monday, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) announced that six national camps will be conducted in the next few months.

Sophie Devine named full-time captain of New Zealand; Amy Satterthwaite appointed to deputy post
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Sophie Devine named full-time captain of New Zealand; Amy Satterthwaite appointed to deputy post

Sophie Devine took over the White Ferns captaincy in an interim capacity last season, and her strong leadership led to her being offered the captaincy on a full-time basis.

'Toughest time of my coaching career': Ex-New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opens up on Ross Taylor captaincy controversy
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'Toughest time of my coaching career': Ex-New Zealand coach Mike Hesson opens up on Ross Taylor captaincy controversy

Ross Taylor stepped down from captaincy in all formats in 2012 after being asked to hand over the limited overs reigns to Brendon McCullum by Mike Hesson, leading to quite a furore.

The Lord of the Rings, Cowboy Bebop series granted permission to resume production in New Zealand
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The Lord of the Rings, Cowboy Bebop series granted permission to resume production in New Zealand

Although shooting has not yet resumed on The Lord of the Rings, the New Zealand Film Commission said that they have begun pre-production.

COVID-19 outbreak: UK opens quarantine-free travel corridors to ‘lower risk’ countries; India, US excluded
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COVID-19 outbreak: UK opens quarantine-free travel corridors to ‘lower risk’ countries; India, US excluded

The list containing countries posing "a reduced risk" from the deadly coronavirus includes European destinations of Germany, France, Spain and Italy as well as Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Fulton quits as New Zealand batting coach, to take up head coach job in Canterbury
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Peter Fulton quits as New Zealand batting coach, to take up head coach job in Canterbury

Fulton took up the position of batting coach with the national team in August 2019 and travelled to Sri Lanka and Australia besides being part of the home tours against England and India.