New Zealand news April 6, 2011

Crowe quits NZ Cricket Committee

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has resigned from the New Zealand board's cricket committee citing conflicts of interest, but said his decision was not linked to NZC's delay in naming Daniel Vettori's successor as the team's captain.

"It's got nothing to do with indecision [on the part of NZC]," Crowe told New Zealand Herald. "There's just a few conflicts of interest there and it's just not the right timing for me."

Crowe joined in December as a non-Board member of the committee that was established to provide advice and make recommendations to the NZC in the aftermath of the 0-4 drubbing in the ODI series in Bangladesh. The committee also includes Shane Bond, Gerard Gillespie and NZC board members Stephen Boock, Chris Moller, Rob Hart and Sir John Hansen.

"There seems to be a little bit of bad luck with regards to my best mate Mark Greatbatch last December, and now Ross Taylor who is a great friend,"Crowe said. "I'm just best being on the outer I think."

Greatbatch was replaced by John Wright as New Zealand coach in December. Crowe had previously worked with Greatbatch as a batting advisor for the national side and had also been part of programme in which players chose their own mentors, and worked with Taylor among others in that capacity.

NZC is yet to name a successor to Vettori though Taylor, who is the current vice-captain, and former captain Brendon McCullum are believed to be the frontrunners for the post.