New Zealand news April 22, 2014

NZ assistant coach Carter to take up high-performance role

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bob Carter, New Zealand's assistant coach, will leave his role with the national side to take up the position of high-performance coach.

Carter will be responsible for developing the New Zealand Under-19s and A team sides, and will also coach New Zealand A on their tour to England in July.

Carter was appointed assistant coach to Mike Hesson in August 2012 and worked primarily with the side's batsmen. He had also worked under John Bracewell in the same role for four years until 2008.

"Over the past twenty months I have enjoyed working with the players and support staff to mould a Black Caps side which is capable of beating the top teams in world cricket. The team can move forward with confidence towards the ICC 2015 World Cup," said Carter. "I am very excited to take up this new position and look forward to helping the next group of players make the right preparation for the jump to international cricket."

Carter, 52, is a former first-class cricketer who played for Northamptonshire and then moved to New Zealand in the early 1980s to play for Canterbury. He coached Northamptonshire in the late 1990s and took charge of Canterbury in 2008, steering them to the Plunket Shield title in 2010-11.

New Zealand Cricket will advertise for an assistant coach to travel with the team on the West Indies tour, which begins on May 29.

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