New Zealand cricket December 20, 2006

Dayle Hadlee appointed head bowling coach

Cricinfo staff

Dayle Hadlee takes on a new role at the NZC high performance programme © Cricinfo Ltd

Dayle Hadlee, the former New Zealand fast bowler and brother of legendary allrounder Richard Hadlee, has been appointed as New Zealand Cricket's (NZC) head bowling coach. Hadlee had previously been in charge of New Zealand Cricket Academy programme and was a former coach of the New Zealand Under-19 side.

"This is a new position that provides specialist bowling coaching, administration, direction and leadership within the NZC high performance programme," Ric Charlesworth, the NZC High Performance Manager said. "Dayle will be responsible for setting up a network of specialist bowling coaches who will be aligned with the best talent throughout the country."

Charlesworth also announced the appointment of Steve Jenkin as NZC's case manager. Jenkin is currently the coach of the White Ferns, New Zealand women's team, and Charlesworth added that Jenkins would continue his existing role as coach, in addition to overseeing player development plans for select athletes in the NZC high performance programme.