Haidee Tiffen
Haidee Tiffen (Getty Images)

New Zealand women cricket team’s head coach Haidee Tiffen has decided to not reapply for the job once her contract ends at the end of July this year.

The development comes after Tiffen had decided to stay away from New Zealand’s tour of Australia in February following a review undertaken by the national cricket board.

Tiffen had requested leave of absence as she wasn’t in the ‘right frame of mind’. The review was taken after New Zealand exited from the ICC Women’s World T20 2018 in the group stage.

Tiffen will thus end her four-year stint with the White Ferns and said she was proud of her achievement. “I believe in collaboration, hard work, respect, and team first and I have enjoyed developing a learning environment where players are supported and encouraged to take responsibility to be better every day,” Tiffen was quoted as saying in a media release on Friday.

Tiffen is looking for other opportunities to develop her skills and work with a wider range of people, possibly in different codes.

New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said, “Haidee’s made a decision and we understand and respect that. She is a talented and committed coach who leaves NZC with her head held high, and knowing she has a healthy future in the game.”

He further added, “Women’s international cricket has been making some rapid gains of late and Haidee has worked tirelessly in what has been an increasingly-competitive high-performance environment. We wish her well and thank her for the integrity and passion she has brought to the role.”