13 Aug 2013

Bruce Edgar returns to NZ Cricket

6:47 pm on 13 August 2013

The former opening batsman Bruce Edgar has been appointed as general manager of National Selection for New Zealand Cricket.

Edgar will work alongside Black Caps coach Mike Hesson to select the national men's senior side, though Hesson will have the final say - Edgar gets last word on NZ 'A' and age group teams.

He takes over from Australian Kim Littlejohn, who held a similar position.

The long-serving Wellington left-hander played 39 tests and 64 one day internationals for New Zealand between 1978 and 86 and, since retiring from cricket, has run his own financial consultancy business.

A Cricket Australia L3 accredited coach, Edgar has worked in New South Wales' high performance programmes and has been a specialist batting coach for various Sydney first grade clubs.