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Ross Taylor led New Zealand to their first Test victory over Sri Lanka in over a dozen years in December 2012, but he then stepped down from the captaincy, opted out of the tour of South Africa, and Brendon McCullum was appointed his successor. Taylor countered claims by New Zealand Cricket that he had refused to accept a two-way split of the captaincy with McCullum, and said the coach, Mike Hesson, had questioned his leadership and said he would ask the board to replace him.
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Apr 24, 2013

The apology episode

The Cordon: This week the boys finally put a book end on the Parker fiasco, they hear from Tony Blain about his personal experiences with Glenn Turner, and they also look into the details of the upcoming New Zealand tour to England... or lack of details

Beige Brigade

Apr 23, 2013

McCullum drops plans of legal action after Parker apology

News: Brendon McCullum will not take legal action against former New Zealand captain John Parker, following an apology from Parker for his references to McCullum in connection with the Ross Talyor controversy

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 7, 2013

The Parker Posse poser

The Cordon: The dossier compiled by John Parker and his largely unnamed associates has reopened the New Zealand captaincy debate - but the manner in which it was released has only served to deepen the rancour and distrust

Paul Ford

Feb 24, 2013

Giles pleased with comeback win

News: Ashley Giles, England's limited-overs coach, was able to reflect on the end of his brief in New Zealand with some satisfaction

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 15, 2013

Taylor's treatment 'unfathomable' - Woodhill

News: Former New Zealand assistant coach Trent Woodhill has blamed the New Zealand team management for the "unfathomable" treatment of Ross Taylor

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 8, 2013

McCullum has no issues with Taylor

News: Brendon McCullum believes that Ross Taylor is in the right frame of mind to return to the national side

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 7, 2013

Relationship with Hesson a 'work in progress' - Taylor

News: Following New Zealand's practice session on Thursday, which was in preparation for the England Twenty20s, Ross Taylor said he was still working on rebuilding his rapport with coach Mike Hesson

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 6, 2013

Tough for Taylor to return - Hadlee

News: Richard Hadlee has questioned Ross Taylor's response to his sacking as New Zealand captain and believes he should have played on after the fall-out

Andrew McGlashan

Jan 31, 2013

Taylor recalled to New Zealand squad

News: Ross Taylor will make his return to New Zealand colours in the Twenty20 series against England

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 22, 2013

Taylor set to return to competitive cricket

News: Former New Zealand captain Ross Taylor's self-imposed exile from competitive cricket is set to come to an end this week when he turns out for Central Districts in the Plunket Shield

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jan 18, 2013

Bond letter reignites captaincy saga

News: Shane Bond, the New Zealand bowling coach, has insisted that he and the head coach Mike Hesson have put behind them any disagreements over the handling of the team's captaincy changeover

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 19, 2012

The Hesson manual

Page 2: Or, the secret of how to sack a player efficiently mid-tour

Andrew Hughes

Dec 12, 2012

NZC apologises to Ross Taylor

News: New Zealand Cricket chairman Chris Moller has apologised to Ross Taylor for the manner in which the team's captaincy changeover played out, but he said there was no need for heads to roll over the saga

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 12, 2012

NZC chairman should resign - Greatbatch

News: Mark Greatbatch, the former New Zealand coach, has called for NZC chairman Chris Moller to resign in the wake of Ross Taylor being dumped as captain

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 10, 2012

Taylor disputes Hesson's version of events

News: Ross Taylor, the former New Zealand captain, has openly disputed the coach Mike Hesson's depiction of his exit from the leadership of the national side

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 8, 2012

I had no involvement in captaincy change - McCullum

News: Brendon McCullum has said he is concerned for his predecessor as well as the team as it tries to pull itself together ahead of a tough tour of South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 7, 2012

Split leadership would be 'confusing' - Taylor

News: New Zealand's outgoing captain, Ross Taylor, has said the coach Mike Hesson told him before the first Test against Sri Lanka that he did not want Taylor to lead the side after the tour

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dec 7, 2012

Miscommunication leaves NZ in mess

Features: Modern coaches speak of the importance of executing plans, but Mike Hesson left plenty to be desired in the execution of his plan to split New Zealand's captaincy.

Brydon Coverdale

Dec 7, 2012

New Zealand cricket isn't worth the risk

Martin Crowe: Despite its mishandling of Ross Taylor, NZC remains unaccountable

Martin Crowe

Dec 7, 2012

'Hesson never supported me' - Taylor

News: Ross Taylor has said he was surprised by the timing of his losing the New Zealand captaincy but not by the decision itself, declaring he felt he never had the support of the coach Mike Hesson

ESPNcricinfo staff
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