July 3, 2003

New Zealand coach announced tomorrow - Bracewell favoured

New Zealand Cricket has called a press conference for 9am tomorrow in which to announce their coach and manager for the next two years.

Since incumbent coach Denis Aberhart withdrew from the selection process earlier this week speculation has been that former New Zealand off-spinner John Bracewell, who has a coaching position with Gloucestershire, would be the choice.

The position of manager was foreshadowed more than a week ago when Auckland Cricket chief executive Lindsay Crocker resigned his position. It is anticipated he will take over from Jeff Crowe, who was unavailable.

The national selectors are to be announced at a later date.