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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  • Android on April 24, 2014, 9:11 GMT

    What about Stephen Fleming? It wouldn't surprise me if he ended up part of the Black Caps coaching staff at some point in the near future. He is doing well with Chennai.

  • henry on April 23, 2014, 7:58 GMT

    nothing these guys at nzc would surprise me...I mean, they over saw the moving on of one of the worlds better coaches in John Wright , and for who?....lightweights..

  • john on April 23, 2014, 6:07 GMT

    @ru4real..are you for real?? ? McMillan?? When nz had a chance to get a pro batting coach you are suggesting mcmillian. .please no, if thats the case expect more un consistency...

  • Android on April 22, 2014, 18:42 GMT

    @Kiwicricletnut Me too. Michael would be a great inclusion but nothing else comapares to MD Crowe. He'll just work wonders for Kane and Peter Fulton who has been having quite a lot of flaws over middle and leg. Who better to have than the classiest batsman of the 80's.

  • henry on April 22, 2014, 9:30 GMT

    My pick is they will go for someone like McMillian....didn't he do a little stint over summer...

  • jared on April 22, 2014, 6:38 GMT

    im with you on this one mr bond, crowe would be perfect, it wont happen though i don't think, i did hear rumours of micheal bevan a little while ago, don't know if there is any truth or substance to those rumours or just wishfull thinking, he would also be a great candidate, whoever they get i hope they get someone world class, nothing against carter but those other guys are a level above

  • Android on April 22, 2014, 6:06 GMT

    Given the fact that the assistant coach seat is vacant, can NZC ask Martin Crowe to at least mentor the guys for few months (at least)?

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