Radio Sport and New Zealand Cricket have run themselves out after failing to reach an agreement.
NZME called time yesterday, announcing it would not be renewing the rights to broadcast live commentary of New Zealand cricket's international and domestic matches next season.
Radio Sport has been broadcasting cricket for more than 20 years but New Zealand Cricket will now go to the market to see what other interest there is in picking up the broadcast rights.
Avid fans have taken to social media over their sadness that a staple of a Kiwi summer is over.
Former Black Caps coach Warren Lees speaks to Corin Dann.