22 Oct 2010

High-level team to look at state of NZ cricket

6:26 pm on 22 October 2010

The board of New Zealand Cricket has appointed a high-level team to investigate all aspects of the game.

The move follows the Black Caps' disastrous 4-0 loss in the recent one-day series against Bangladesh.

New Zealand Cricket chairman Chris Moller told reporters on Friday the high-level committee will be set up to examine all aspects of cricket, from grassroots to international level.

The panel will include former test player Stephen Boock and former judge Sir John Hansen.

Mr Moller says Black Caps captain Dan Vettori, coach Mark Greatbatch and management sought an urgent meeting with the NZC board after they returned from Bangladesh - and if they had not sought one they would have been summoned.

Mr Moller says the meeting was robust and included a firm directive to the players to step up the quality of their performance, especially from the batsmen during the upcoming tour of India.

There will be no changes in the Black Caps' management structure for the India tour.