<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-638351" alt="NZC" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/NZC.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> <p></p> <p></p>Sir <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/richard-hadlee" target="_blank">Richard Hadlee</a> has advised he will not seek re-election to the Board of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> Cricket at its Annual General Meeting in November. One of two directors required to resign by rotation this year, Sir Richard has opted against standing for re-election and has instead signalled that he will step down, ending four years of service on the board. Sir Richard was first elected as an NZC director following a change to its constitution in 2013, and successfully applied for re-election the following year. He said serving on the Board for the past four years had been a rewarding experience, as it coincided with a watershed time for NZC particularly in terms of a new, inclusive, strategic direction, and a new approach to the relationship between women and cricket. <p></p> <p></p> It s been very satisfying to be involved at Board level at a time when such important fundamental changes and reviews have been taking place, he said. I ve been particularly impressed with the determination and commitment within the Board towards making the game more relevant and accessible to all New Zealanders regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic status. I d like to congratulate and thank the NZC Board for its support and passion on these matters; for the friendships developed along the way, and for the very real progress it s made over the past few years. It s nice to be able to step down knowing the governance of the game in New Zealand is in such good hands. <p></p> <p></p>NZC Chairman Greg Barclay said Sir Richard had been a valuable member of the Board, contributing across all areas of the organisation, and that his experience and knowledge on the game would be missed. To have someone of Sir Richard s status on the Board has been very helpful, said Mr Barclay. Sir Richard has been a highly-respected member of our High Performance Advisory Group, and a staunch advocate of progressing the women s game. On behalf of the NZC Board and its directors, I wish him well for the future and look forward to seeing him around the cricket circles over the coming summer. <p></p> <p></p>NZC Board member Liz Dawson, who will also resign by rotation this year, has opted to stand for re-election. Applications for Board vacancies will be advertised tomorrow.