Change of direction for Canterbury's Kirsty Flavell

A change in direction for former New Zealand women's selector Kirsty Flavell will result in her standing down from her national selection role.

Flavell has been appointed the coach of the Canterbury women's team for next season.

She will take up the position from July 1.

The former international batsman, and the first woman to score a double century in Test matches when scoring 204 against England in 1996 which is still the record score for a New Zealand woman, has been on the New Zealand panel over the past two years.

Flavell played in 38 one-day internationals for New Zealand and in six Test matches while also playing 33 first-class and 33 one-day matches for her Canterbury side.

Canterbury's director of coaching and development Richard Hayward said: "I am delighted that Kirsty will be coaching the Magicians. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the position and we look forward to seeing the team develop under her guidance.

"We acknowledge the contribution made by Vicki Burtt during her two-year term as coach. Whilst Vicki did not reapply for the position, she will continue to be heavily involved with the development of women's cricket in Canterbury".