New Zealand's captaincy controversy

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.

The apology episode

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

New Zealand news

McCullum drops plans of legal action after Parker apology

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

New Zealand

The Parker Posse poser

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

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Giles pleased with comeback win

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

New Zealand news

Taylor's treatment 'unfathomable' - Woodhill

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

New Zealand v England, 1st T20, Auckland

McCullum has no issues with Taylor

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

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Relationship with Hesson a 'work in progress' - Taylor

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

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Tough for Taylor to return - Hadlee

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

England in New Zealand 2012-13

Taylor recalled to New Zealand squad

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

New Zealand news

Taylor set to return to competitive cricket

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