New Zealand news January 2, 2014

Keenan quits as NZ women's team coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Katrina Keenan, the New Zealand women's coach, has resigned from her post to spend more time with her family. Keenan, a former New Zealand fast bowler, was in charge of the side for little more than a year, including the 2013 World Cup where her team finished fourth.

"Katrina was a top operator," New Zealand Cricket Head of Cricket Operations Lindsay Crocker said. "She knew the demands of high level sport as a former World Cup winner and was incredibly driven in her plans to lift the White Ferns in the rankings."

New Zealand are looking to find a replacement for Keenan before hosting West Indies next month, a series which precedes the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.