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It's time New Zealand also got their spin bowling in shape: Ian Smith
Auckland, Nov 29 (IANS) Former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Ian Smith wants the Kane Williamson-led side to also learn a few spin tricks, which would help them compete more efficiently and effectively on sub-continental pitches suited for slow bowlers.
2021-11-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
It intrigues me why India rested Kohli for 1st Test vs NZ: Ian Smith
Auckland, Nov 23 (IANS) Former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batter Ian Smith is not happy with the Board of Control for Cricket in India's (BCCI) decision to rest Test skipper Virat Kohli for the opening game against the Kane Williamson-led side, beginning in Kanpur on November 25.
2021-11-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Hectic schedule, time away from home taking a toll on Kiwis: McCullum
Auckland, Nov 22 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum has partly blamed the hectic schedule for the Black Caps' 3-0 T20I series loss to India, saying that while it was frustrating to lose in such a manner, it was more on account of players being away from home for far too long.
2021-11-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand pacer McClenaghan calls T20I series against India 'meaningless'
Auckland, Nov 20 (IANS) New Zealand pacer Mitchell McClenaghan called the ongoing T20I series against India 'meaningless'. In response to a tweet from an Indian fan who tried to troll McClenaghan by saying 'New Zealand lost series (two laughter emojis)', McClenaghan came up with a response which went viral on Twitter.
2021-11-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Former New Zealand coach Hesson denies claims of Australia phobia
Auckland, Nov 19 (IANS) Former New Zealand head coach Mike Hesson denied that the Blackcaps have a phobia when playing against Australia. He added that Australia playing swing better than India means they match-up evenly against New Zealand, who in turn do well against India. The comments by Hesson come after New Zealand lost the Men's T20 World Cup final to Australia in Dubai on November 14.
2021-11-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
IND v NZ: Southee has such great leadership qualities, says McCullum
Dunedin, Nov 17 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum reckons Tim Southee, the stand-in captain for the T20I series against India, has got great leadership qualities. He added that Southee has a warm personality and got the ability to work with the players, who in turn respect his leadership and cricketing mind.
2021-11-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kiwis were timid, they just missed an opportunity: Brendon McCullum
Auckland, Nov 16 (IANS) Former New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum is not happy with the lack of aggression on the part of the Kane Williamson-led side in the ICC T20 World Cup final against Australia, which the Kangaroos won by eight wickets on November 14.
2021-11-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Daryl Mitchell replaces injured Conway in New Zealand squad for India Test series
Auckland, Nov 14 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Sunday replaced injured Devon Conway with in-form batter Daryl Mitchell in the Black Caps' Test squad for the upcoming GJ Gardner home tour of India.
2021-11-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Auckland schools to reopen from Nov 17
Auckland, Nov 11 (IANS) Students in classes 1-10 in New Zealand's Auckland city and the Waikato region can return to in-person leadering in schools from November 17, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said.
2021-11-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Auckland to open shops, allow outdoor gatherings
Auckland, Nov 8 (IANS) New Zealand's largest city of Auckland will open shops and allow outside gatherings up to 25 people starting at 11.59 p.m. Tuesday as part of the further easing of Covid-19 restrictions, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told a press conference on Monday.
2021-11-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
T20 World Cup: India just haven't got things quite right, says ex-cricketer McMillan
Auckland, Nov 1 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Craig McMillan said that India haven't got things quite right in the ICC Men's T20 World Cup. He added that the Indian cricketers had a perfect run ahead of the tournament as they featured in the second half of IPL in the UAE. India was consigned to an eight-wicket thrashing by New Zealand in their second match of Group 2 in Dubai on Sunday.
2021-11-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
KKR's McCullum admits his coaching style was 'a little wild' in IPL
Auckland, Oct 28 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders head coach Brendon McCullum admitted that his coaching style during the IPL 2021 was 'a little wild'. At the same time, he was pleased that his team made a roaring comeback in the second half of the tournament in the UAE to reach the final.
2021-10-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ tourism operators seek more border certainty
Welllington, Oct 28 (IANS) The slight easing of New Zealand's border restrictions for some international travellers is a small step in the right direction, but the country's tourism operators need more certainty about the government's plans for reconnecting the country with the world, an industry body said on Thursday.
2021-10-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Former NZ cricketers Smith, McCullum highlight balance issues after loss to Pakistan
Auckland, Oct 27 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketers Ian Smith and Brendon McCullum on Wednesday have highlighted the balance issues to the team's playing eleven after their five-wicket loss to Pakistan in their opening match of Group 2 in the ICC men's T20 World Cup in Sharjah. Both Smith and McCullum were of the opinion that the balance was a 'little bit off'.
2021-10-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Population of New Zealand's largest city falls for first time
Auckland, Oct 22 (IANS) In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, New Zealand's population growth slowed down with the largest city of Auckland recording a decline for the first time ever, the country's statistics department Stats NZ said on Friday.
2021-10-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
T20 World Cup: New Zealand got as good a chance as anyone, says John Wright
Auckland, Oct 21 (IANS) Former New Zealand captain Coach John Wright said on Thursday that Kane Williamson and Co. have got 'as good a chance as anyone' in the ongoing ICC men's T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman. He added that things can go New Zealands way despite being in a tough group alongside India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and two teams from Round 1.
2021-10-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ all-rounder Anna Peterson retires from international cricket
Auckland, Oct 5 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Anna Peterson on Tuesday announced her retirement from international cricket, bringing an end to her nine-year career.
2021-10-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Auckland to gradually relax restrictions
Auckland, Oct 4 (IANS) A roadmap was announced by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday for the country's largest city to carefully move out of the current Covid-19 restrictions.
2021-10-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NZ cancels cycle, walking bridge across Auckland Harbour
Auckland, Oct 2 (IANS) The New Zealand government has decided not to proceed with the standalone bridge component of the $550 million across the Auckland Harbour and reallocate the funding to other transport projects that reduce emissions and congestion, Transport Minister Michael Wood said on Saturday.
2021-10-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NZ cricketers had no role to play in Pak tour cancellation: Gary Stead
Auckland, Sep 26 (IANS) New Zealand cricket coach Gary Stead stated on Sunday that the decision to abandon the limited-overs tour of Pakistan hours before the start of the first One-day International in Rawalpindi on September 17 had got nothing to do with the players.
2021-09-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
After cutting billionaires Jack Ma & Pony Ma to size China clips Didi founder Cheng's wings
New Delhi, Sep 22: After cutting Alibaba founder Jack Ma and Internet behemoth Tencent founder Pony Ma to size, Communist China is now clipping the wings of high-flying Will Cheng, the founder of taxi-hailing giant Didi.
2021-09-22
Category: International, New Zealand,National,Business/Economy
24 members of NZ cricket squad return to Auckland after Pak tour cancellation
Auckland, Sep 22 (IANS) A 24-member-strong New Zealand squad returned to Auckland on a flight from Dubai on Wednesday morning after the white-ball series against Pakistan was cancelled owing to security concerns hours before the start of the One-day International series in Rawalpindi on September 17.
2021-09-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
I'm sure we'll find a window: NZC CEO on series against Pakistan
Auckland, Sep 20 (IANS) David White, the CEO of New Zealand Cricket (NZC), is hopeful of finding a window during next year for the abandoned white-ball series against Pakistan to take place. White reiterated that apart from abandoning the tour, there was no other option left for them. On Friday, just before the start of the first ODI at Rawalpindi, New Zealand called off the tour citing security concerns.
2021-09-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand's largest city to relax Covid curbs
Auckland, Sep 20 (IANS) New Zealand's largest city Auckland will relax restrictions by moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 3 at 11.59 p.m. on Tuesday for at least two weeks, as the country reported 22 new Delta cases on Monday.
2021-09-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Upcoming series against Pakistan 'make or break' for de Grandhomme: Smith
Auckland, Sep 17 (IANS) Former New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Ian Smith said the upcoming ODI series between New Zealand and Pakistan is a "make or break" one for all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. Smith believed that de Grandhomme must "draw on" that form (6/41 on Test debut against Pakistan in 2016) if given the opportunity in the three-match ODI series starting from Friday in Rawalpindi.
2021-09-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand launches vaccine buses
Auckland, Sep 16 (IANS) Three mobile vaccine buses launched in New Zealand's Auckland city on Thursday to help people fasten their Covid-19 vaccination.
2021-09-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NZ bowling coach Jurgensen to continue till Test series against India
Auckland, Sep 13 (IANS) New Zealand bowling coach Shane Jurgensen will stay on with the squad for the full tour of India later this year instead of returning to New Zealand following the T20I series against Bangladesh as initially planned.
2021-09-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Mental health issues force Amelia Kerr to skip WBBL this season
Auckland, Sep 10 (IANS) Bio-bubble life continues to take a toll on cricketers' mental well-being, with top New Zealand women's team leg-spinner Amelia Kerr announcing on Friday that she would not turn out for Brisbane Heat in this year's edition of the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL) in order to focus on her mental health.
2021-09-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ supermarket chain removes knives, scissors after terror attack
Auckland, Sep 4 (IANS) New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown on Saturday temporarily removed all knives and scissors from its shelves for safety reasons following the terror attack a day earlier which injured six people, while the perpetrator was shot dead by the police.
2021-09-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics,Defence/Security
NZ supermarket 'terror attack' leaves perpetrator dead (Ld)
Auckland, Sep 3 (IANS) New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Friday confirmed that the violent attack that took place at the New Lynn supermarket in Auckland was a "terrorist attack" carried out by a Sri Lankan national who was shot dead by the police.
2021-09-03
Category: International, New Zealand,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Terrorism
Man shot dead by NZ police, PM says 'terrorist attack'
Auckland, Sep 3 (IANS) A man was shot dead by New Zealand police on Friday after assaulting at least six people at a supermarket in Auckland city and the incident has been termed by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern as a "terrorist attack" carried out by a Sri Lankan national who was under surveillance.
2021-09-03
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics,Terrorism
NZ team gets security clearance to tour Pakistan
Auckland, Sep 2 (IANS) New Zealand cricket team have got security clearance to tour Pakistan for the limited overs series this month.
2021-09-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
After WTC success, Williamson eyes ICC T20 World Cup
Auckland, Aug 27 (IANS) Following the World Test Championship (WTC) triumph over India, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has set his sights on the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year, saying he has a "pretty well balanced side" to do the job.
2021-08-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand provides humanitarian support for Afghanistan
Wellingtin, Aug 20 (IANS) New Zealand is providing NZ$3 million ($2 million) in humanitarian assistance to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta said on Friday.
2021-08-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
Canterbury region to host warm-up matches of 2022 women's Cricket World Cup
Auckland, Aug 16 (IANS) Canterbury region in New Zealand's South Island will host the warm-up matches ahead of the 2022 women's Cricket World Cup from February 27 to March 2.
2021-08-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ pacer Rosemary Mair out of England tour due to shin injury
Auckland, Aug 11 (IANS) New Zealand women's team bowler Rosemary Mair has been ruled out of the upcoming tour to England due to a bone stress reaction in her left shin.
2021-08-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
No place for Taylor, de Grandhomme in New Zealand's T20 World Cup squad
Auckland, Aug 10 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) on Tuesday announced a 15-member squad for the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman under skipper Kane Williamson, but there was no place for Ross Taylor, Colin de Grandhomme and Finn Allen, even as 34-year-old legspinner, Todd Astle -- who has played four T20Is -- was picked along with two other spinners -- Ish Sodhi and Mitchell Santner.
2021-08-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Protests in NZ against heavier farming cost
Auckland, July 16 (IANS) Tractors and farmers descended on the streets of Auckland on Friday to protest against increasing interference from the New Zealand government, unworkable regulations and unjustified costs.
2021-07-16
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
NZ board gives in to crowd demand, plans nationwide tour for ICC mace
Auckland, July 6 (IANS) The New Zealand cricket team will carry the ICC World Test Championship (WTC) trophy -- the mace -- on a week-long, nationwide tour later this month. The Kiwis, led by Kane Williamson, had beaten India in the WTC final by eight wickets last month to be crowned as the best Test side in the world.
2021-07-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Taylor quashes retirement talks, says enjoying WTC title triumph
Auckland, June 30 (IANS) New Zealand middle-order batsman Ross Taylor quashed talks about his retirement on Wednesday, saying he is still "loving the game" and wants "to learn and get better".
2021-06-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
WTC final title makes up for 2019 World Cup heartbreak: Ross Taylor
Auckland, June 30 (IANS) The 2019 World Cup final heartbreak against England at Lord's was the turning point for New Zealand cricket, and the win against India in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampton recently has made up for that disappointment, said Black Caps batsman Ross Taylor during a virtual media interaction on Wednesday.
2021-06-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Kohli and I enjoy great camaraderie: NZ skipper Williamson
Auckland, June 29 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said he enjoyed great camaraderie with India captain Virat Kohli and it was forged because of "common ground" and "a few common interests".
2021-06-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
India a formidable and truly great side: Kane Williamson
Auckland, June 29 (IANS) New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson termed India a "formidable" and a "truly great side", and that the Black Caps were "proud to achieve a win" against the Virat Kohli-led side in the World Test Championship (WTC) final at Southampton recently.
2021-06-29
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
WTC final win will encourage youngsters to take up cricket: Stead
Auckland, June 26 (IANS) New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has said the victory over India in the World Test Championship final at Southampton will promote the sport in the country and bring more youngsters to the cricket grounds.
2021-06-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
WTC mace so close, yet so far for Auckland airport staff & fans
Auckland, June 26 (IANS) New Zealand cricketers reached home from England after winning the World Test Championship (WTC) final but with social distancing norms in place, their walk through the airport and to hotel, where players will quarantine for 14 days, was devoid of hugs, handshakes from airport staff and others who wanted to catch a glimpse of the mace.
2021-06-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
No victory parade for world Test champions New Zealand
Auckland, June 25 (IANS) Under normal circumstances, the arrival of a world champion team, especially one that has lifted the trophy for the first time, would call for a parade and public felicitation. But not for New Zealand under current circumstances due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
2021-06-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ announces vax rollout plan for general population
Welington, June 18 (IANS) New Zealand citizens aged over 60 will be offered vaccination from July 28 and those aged over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
2021-06-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Health/Medicine
Looking forward to how India play Kiwi swing bowlers: Hesson
Auckland, June 6 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson feels that both India and the Kiwis are evenly matched in the World Test Championship (WTC) final which starts at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on June 18.
2021-06-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Pressure to win justifies Kohli's on-field aggression: Hadlee
Auckland, May 25 (IANS) Virat Kohli's on-field aggression is justified as it helps in unsettling opposition, a tactic necessary for India skipper since he faces enormous pressure to win from fans, said former New Zealand all-rounder Richard Hadlee.
2021-05-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
My heart sank when everyone left: Seifert recalls Covid in IPL
Auckland, May 25 (IANS) New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Tim Seifert, who was one of four Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) players to test positive for Covid-19, said his heart sank the moment he first heard result of his test and struggled to accept that he was the only overseas player stranded.
2021-05-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket