New Zealand news September 12, 2013

Hadlee, Snedden in line for NZC role

ESPNcricinfo staff

Former Test cricketers Richard Hadlee, Martin Snedden and Geoff Allott are among eight recommended people who are likely to be voted in as New Zealand Cricket's new board of directors.

To be elected, each candidate needs more than 50% of the votes cast by the delegates representing all Major Associations and District Associations at a Special General Meeting in Auckland on September 19.

The other five recommendations, selected by an appointments panel, were Greg Barclay, Neil Craig, Liz Dawson, Stuart Heal and Don Mackinnon, all of whom have experience in sport and corporate administration and governance. Barclay, Heal and Mackinnon are current NZC directors seeking re-election. The three former cricketers also have extensive experience in administration of the sport.

"It was a difficult job selecting the eight candidates from a range of quality nominees," NZC president Stephen Boock said. "I am confident that through this thorough process we have found a group of people with the combined skillsets to drive cricket forward in this country."

The upcoming vote is an outcome of the new NZC constitution that was approved in July.

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  • paul on September 13, 2013, 21:36 GMT

    @Liquefierrr The words that came from the mouth of John Buchanon at a press confrence with David White still ring in my ears..untill nzc embrace honesty , trust, integrity and accountability i am sure Sneddon ..Hadlee and co will bring bucket loads of all of that to the board...i just hope they hold those who hold positions in nzc at any level who didnt show any of the above mentioned during last years saga totally accountable ....only way forward for nzc...a total open and frank investigation and if heads nwed to roll so b it

  • john on September 13, 2013, 19:15 GMT

    Hettypie..well said, I would feel better if you were on the board!.I think public disclosure of business connections is a must.And without a cleanout I cant see how the new board could move forward in a positive way.

  • Dayne on September 13, 2013, 8:03 GMT

    @hettypie - understandable point from what sounds to be a passionate yet disheartened fan.

    I definitely see and accept your point, I just think that, given the issues you speak of, who better to take charge and lead from the front than NZ's greatest ever cricketer?

    Respect should already be something Hadlee possesses, in droves, among players and administrators, better enabling him to put his foot down and drive for quicker and more cut-throat results.

    As Merv Hughes and David Boon proved, good cricketers don't necessarily make good administrators (they were our selectors). They were downright disgraceful.

    But I place Hadlee above them two, and hope that NZC can rise from the grave it is almost lying in presently to become something greater than it ever has been.

    NZ have some good young talent flying through the ranks presently, let's hope they don't get lost amongst the rubble and red-tape that has plagued NZC in the last few years.

  • paul on September 13, 2013, 6:30 GMT

    Liquefierr...just because hadlee one of the games greats doesnt mean he will be a great board member...he along with the other new members need to get in and dig out the cancer that has infected nzc ...i am very surprised to tell u the truth that three of the previous board have been nominated....the cricketing people of nz deserve better...the tripe we were dished up last year was a disgrace so yes one hopes that hadlee..sneddon and co have a real clean out of those who last year failed our game and the cricketing public and that includes public disclosures of business connections within personals involved at the highest level.

  • paul on September 13, 2013, 5:45 GMT

    Doesnt matter who they bring onto the board...unless someone holds those responsable for bringing our fine game into disrepute last year .....and they are still there.....nothing will have changed.

  • Dayne on September 13, 2013, 5:44 GMT

    Surely Hadlee should get in on merit - Snedden and Allot were honest cricketers but Hadlee is one of the game's greats!

    I know who I'd rather on my panel.

  • john on September 12, 2013, 18:19 GMT

    Welldone to Martin Snedden for getting involved again.I hope he leads nzc back from out of the shadows.After the disgrace saking of Taylor nzc need a couple of real leaders to bring back the public loality and conferdence. .

  • Dummy4 on September 12, 2013, 15:41 GMT

    I think these three (Hadlee, Snedden and Allott) are good and logical choices, and can only be good for NZC. Far better than administrators who were non-players.

  • Android on September 12, 2013, 8:58 GMT

    Hadlee should just be made King of NZ and be done with it.

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