19 Jan 2013

Bond says letter dealt with, Hesson relationship good

5:08 am on 19 January 2013

The Black Caps bowling coach Shane Bond has responded to reports surrounding the letter he sent to New Zealand Cricket which raised his concerns about the Ross Taylor captaincy debacle.

In a letter that's been confirmed as the additional material alluded to by New Zealand Cricket chairman Chris Moller late last year, Bond outlined his belief that Taylor was never offered the chance to continue in the test captaincy, and head coach Mike Hesson wanted Brendon McCullum to take over as skipper in all three forms of the game.

Bond has issued a statement saying he wanted to share his views on the captaincy situation in the form of a private letter to New Zealand Cricket several weeks ago.

He says he met with Mike Hesson soon after to discuss the content of the letter, and says they've put it behind them.

Bond says they've developed a good working relationship during the South Africa tour and are working closely together to make the team better.

Bond says the matter has been dealt with and he won't be making any further comment.