Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here

Home > News >

Fresh controversy in New Zealand captaincy saga

Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor was controversially sacked as New Zealand skipper in December 2012 © Getty Images

Wellington: Apr 4, 2013

Former New Zealand captain John Parker weighed into the debate about the controversial sacking of Ross Taylor as skipper with a scathing report about how the situation was handled.

Parker is part of a group said to include several former captains who compiled a nine-page report on the affair, critical of New Zealand cricket chiefs, coach Mike Hesson and Brendon McCullum, who replaced Taylor as captain.

Parker’s report calls for unresolved issues to be addressed despite repeated urging from New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White that the matter be laid to rest.

The document backs Taylor’s claim that he was told before the second Test in Sri Lanka in November that he was not wanted as captain in any form of the game, although NZC argues Taylor was told he could remain as Test skipper.

It also says Hesson initially accepted Taylor’s request to blood new internationals on the Sri Lanka tour but three days before the team was named Hesson said all the older players would be going.
Parker’s group wants a change in the structure and governance of NZC but White said the attacks were damaging.

“Attacks such as this are divisive and unhelpful. For the sake of the game the focus should now be on the Blackcaps’ upcoming tour of England,” he said.

White’s comments were included in a terse NZC statement which said it was “disappointed and saddened by the recent attack made by John Parker and some unnamed individuals”.

It said the accusations were not new and were based on “hearsay, speculation and rumour”.

The Parker report claim that McCullum knew all along about the sacking of Taylor, one of New Zealand’s most important batsmen, was vehemently denied by White.

“At no time was [Brendon] McCullum in any way personally involved in the replacement of Ross Taylor as captain. Brendon behaved honourably at all times in this matter,” he said.

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 21, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Abu Dhabi

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 22, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Dubai

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Sharjah

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 25, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Dubai

More

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 20, 2014  at Sharjah

Kings XI Punjab won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Delhi Daredevils won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 19, 2014  at Dubai

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Rajasthan Royals won by 4 wkts

Indian T20 League 2014

Apr 18, 2014  at Abu Dhabi

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wkts

Photos

RR vs KXIP, IPL 2014 Match 7 at Sharjah

Videos

Rajasthan Royals' unusual strategy in IPL 2014

Peter Moores aims to resurrect England’s fortunes in his second term as coach

Chetan Sharma: I am often reminded of Javed Miandad’s last-ball six

IPL: Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene maul Mumbai Indians with 151-run opening stand

IPL 2014: JP Duminy unfolding as the Mr Consistent for Delhi Daredevils

IPL 2014: Chennai Super Kings’ bowling attack may present problems for MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings David Miller Delhi Daredevils England India IPL IPL 7 IPL 2014 Kings XI Punjab Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai Indians Rajasthan Royals Royal Challengers Bangalore RR vs KXIP 2014 Virat Kohli

Sharad Pawar questions inclusion of Ravi Shastri, J N Patel in IPL scam probe panel

IPL 2014: Sunrisers Hyderabad to face marauding Kings XI Punjab

Afghanistan appoint Peter Anderson as academy coach

IPL 2014: Sanju Samson says aggression comes to him naturally

Alastair Cook positive about partnership with Peter Moores

Ravi Shastri’s appointment in IPL 2013 probe-panel could hit legal hurdles

IPL 2014: Week 1 – Hits and Flops!

Peter Moores aims to resurrect England’s fortunes in his second term as coach

Chetan Sharma: I am often reminded of Javed Miandad’s last-ball six

IPL: Virender Sehwag and Mahela Jayawardene maul Mumbai Indians with 151-run opening stand

Fan of the Day

Suraj Gowda

Suraj Gowda

622 Posts | 7 Fans

Video Highlights: Virat Kohli's 77 during India vs Sri Lanka ICC World T20 2014 final at Dhaka

Goodbye greasy hair! 6 home remedies to manage an oily scalp (Gallery)

Ayushmann Khurrana denies signing Akshay Kumar’s next production venture

10 natural ways to keep your home mosquito-free

Saraswatichandra: Who made Jennifer Winget emotional while shooting for honeymoon sequence in London? View pics!

Also on cricketcountry.com