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NZ w-k Watling to retire next month, after WTC final vs India
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand Test wicketkeeper Bradley-John Watling, who is part of the New Zealand squad that will travel to England to play two Tests against host and the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India, will retire after the end of the tour.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Williamson & Co to leave for England this weekend
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) New Zealand's Test players, who were in the Indian Premier League, will leave Maldives for England this weekend so as to be able to complete quarantine and practice ahead of the Test series that begins on June 2.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Felt safe in IPL bubble but travel was going to be challenge: Pamment
Auckland, May 11 (IANS) Players and staff felt safe in the Indian Premier League's (IPL) bio-bubble but travelling was always going to be a challenge, said Mumbai Indians fielding coach James Pamment.
2021-05-11
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Doubt if IPL will be in India if it resumes: Neesham
Auckland, May 10 (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham said he doubts if the postponed 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in India if it is resumed but he is ready to return to the tournament if it resumes.
2021-05-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
IPL's New Zealand contingent reaches home
Auckland, May 9 (IANS) Former New Zealand captains Brendon McCullum and Stephen Fleming were among the last to arrive in Auckland on Sunday from India after the postponement of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL). All New Zealand players, staff, officials and commentators, who were part of the league, have now arrived back in their home country.
2021-05-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Tragic time for India, hope things improve soon: Boult
Auckland, May 9 (IANS) New Zealand fast bowler Trent Boult said that he hopes the Covid-19 situation in India improves quickly. Boult was part of the New Zealand contingent which reached home safely after the Indian Premier League (IPL) was halted abruptly.
2021-05-09
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Voss clinches back-to-back Rotorua Marathon titles
Rotorua (New Zealand), May 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 runners pounded the picturesque tracks around Rotorua Lake on Saturday in one of the oldest sporting events in New Zealand.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Athletics
Williamson & Co move to Maldives after entry in England delayed
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) New Zealand Test players Kane Williamson, Mitchell Santner and Kyle Jamieson, who were playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), have opted to spend extra days in Maldives instead of India after their entry in England was delayed by a week.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
KKR batsman Seifert tests positive for Covid, stranded in India
Auckland, May 8 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Tim Seifert has tested positive for Covid-19 and is not travelling with New Zealand's IPL players back home, a statement from the country's cricket board said on Saturday.
2021-05-08
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Boult likely to miss Test series against England
Auckland, May 6 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Trent Boult is likely to miss the Test series against England that begins on June 2 as he will be returning home from India Premier League (IPL) instead of going to England with other Test players.
2021-05-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Taylor confident of returning for Eng Tests, WTC final
Auckland, May 4 (IANS) New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor said that he has confident of coming back from his calf injury in time for their upcoming Test series against England and later the scheduled World Test Championship (WTC) final against India.
2021-05-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ to move its only 2 elephants to Aus
Auckland, April 22 (IANS) Auckland Zoo, the biggest zoo in New Zealand, on Thursday decided to move the country's only two elephants to Australia to give them both the family herd they need for their long-term wellbeing.
2021-04-22
Category: International, New Zealand,Environment/Wildlife
NZ players get vaccinated ahead of England tour
Auckland, April 20 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Tuesday that all of the cricketers who will be leaving for their tour of England have been vaccinated.
2021-04-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Williamson wins New Zealand cricket's top award
Auckland, April 13 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was awarded the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the fourth time in six years, while Devon Conway and Amelia Kerr claimed double honours, at the New Zealand Cricket Awards for the 2020-21 season.
2021-04-13
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Australia women make clean sweep of ODI series against NZ
Mount Maunganui (New Zealand), April 10 (IANS) Australia women's cricket team opener Alyssa Healy slammed a 39-ball 46 while Meghan Schutt took two crucial wickets as the visitors made a clean sweep of the three-match ODI series, defeating New Zealand women by 21 runs in a rail-curtailed D/N match in Mount Maunganui on Saturday.
2021-04-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Ravindra, Duffy in New Zealand Test squad
Auckland, April 7 (IANS) All-rounder Rachin Ravindra and pace bowler Jacob Duffy have earned their maiden call-up to the New Zealand Test squad for the upcoming tour of England.
2021-04-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
2nd ODI: Australia beat New Zealand by 71 runs
Mount Maunganui, April 7 (IANS) New Zealand's Leigh Kasparek took six wickets but her side ended up losing to Australia by 71 runs in the second ODI on Wednesday. Australia scored 271/7 batting first and New Zealand were all out for 200 in reply.
2021-04-07
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Canterbury win Plunket Shield after draw with Central Districts
Auckland, April 6 (IANS) Canterbury won the Plunket Shield first class competition on Tuesday, thus winning their fourth title of the 2020/21 New Zealand domestic season. Canterbury's match with Central Districts ended in a draw on Tuesday, thus helping them seal the title.
2021-04-06
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
1st ODI: Aus women beat NZ by 6 wickets for record win
Mount Maunganui, April 4 (IANS) Australia women on Sunday beat New Zealand by six wickets to set a new record for longest winning streak in ODIs across men's and women's cricket.
2021-04-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ coach Stead happy after string of successes
Auckland, April 2 (IANS) After a successful home summer that saw them win seven straight series across formats against opponents like West Indies, Pakistan, Australia and Bangladesh, New Zealand coach Gary Stead was a happy and satisfied person.
2021-04-02
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
3rd T20I: Allen blitz takes New Zealand to 63-run win
Auckland, April 1 (IANS) Finn Allen smashed 71 off 29 balls as New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 65 runs in a third T20I curtailed by rain at Eden Park on Thursday. Allen, who will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League this season, smashed 10 fours and three sixes in a match that was reduced to 10 overs a side.
2021-04-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
B'desh's DLS target changed 3 times during 2nd T20I chase
Napier (New Zealand), March 30 (IANS) Bangladesh played the first nine balls of their innings in the second T20I against New Zealand without knowing their correct target on Tuesday at the McLean Park.
2021-03-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20I: NZ beat B'desh amid DLS confusion
Napier, March 30 (IANS) New Zealand beat Bangladesh by 28 runs amid confusion surrounding the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern target for the visitors in a rain-interrupted 2nd T20I at McLean Park on Tuesday.
2021-03-30
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Protest in Auckland against anti-Asian racism
Auckland, March 27 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered for a protest in New Zealand's largest city of Auckland on Saturday to demonstrate against anti-Asian racism and hate.
2021-03-27
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
IPL-bound Finn Allen gets New Zealand call-up
Auckland, March 23 (IANS) Finn Allen has been called up for the first time to the New Zealand T20 squad that takes on Bangladesh in the three-game T20 series, starting this Sunday at Seddon Park in Hamilton.
2021-03-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Conway will be keen to carry form into ODIs: Latham
Dunedin, March 19 (IANS) New Zealand will be without regular captain Kane Williamson and senior batsman Ross Taylor for their three-match ODI series against Bangladesh but stand-in skipper Tom Latham hopes that the relatively inexperienced group of players can grab the opportunities they will have.
2021-03-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Tamim Iqbal to miss B'desh's T20I series against NZ
Dunedin, March 18 (IANS) Bangladesh opening batsman Tamim Iqbal will miss the three-match T20I series against New Zealand that follows a three-match ODI series between the two teams that starts on Saturday.
2021-03-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'Girl Gang' announced official song of ICC Women's World Cup 2022
Mount Maunganui, March 18 (IANS) Girl Gang, a track by New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore, has been announced as the official song of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup. The tournament is set to be hosted in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022.
2021-03-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'Girl Gang' announced official song of ICC Women's World Cup 2022
Mount Maunganui, March 18 (IANS) Girl Gang, a track by New Zealand singer Gin Wigmore, has been announced as the official song of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup. The tournament is set to be hosted in New Zealand from March 4 to April 3, 2022.
2021-03-18
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Ross Taylor to miss first ODI vs B'desh through injury
Auckland, March 17 (IANS) New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor has been ruled out of the opening game of the ODI series against Bangladesh with a small tear in his left hamstring. The first match is scheduled to be held on Saturday in Dunedin.
2021-03-17
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Auckland lowers Covid restriction level
Auckland, March 5 (IANS) Auckland, New Zealand's largest city, will lower its Covid-19 restriction level to Alert Level 2 on Sunday after a week of citywide lockdown, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on Friday.
2021-03-05
Category: International, New Zealand,Politics
All-round Sciver helps Eng women secure series win over NZ
Dunedin (New Zealand), Feb 26 (IANS) England women secured an unassailable 2-0 win over New Zealand with a seven-wicket win in the second ODI on Friday. Natalie Sciver led the way with bat and ball as England dismissed New Zealand for 192 runs and then chased down the target in 37.4 overs.
2021-02-26
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
2nd T20I: Guptill's 97 helps NZ win run feast against Aus by 4 runs
Dunedin, Feb 25 (IANS) New Zealand rode on opener Martin Guptill's whirlwind 97 off 50 balls and then staved off a late challenge from Australia led by Marcus Stoinis to win the second T20I by four runs on Thursday at the University Oval.
2021-02-25
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ players overlooked in IPL for 2nd rate Aussies: Doull
Auckland, Feb 23 (IANS) Commentator Simon Doull said that it may have not mattered if New Zealand batsman Devon Conway's unbeaten 99 against Australia in the first T20I had come before the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction. Conway went unsold at the auction and four days later, his innings helped New Zealand beat Australia by 53 runs in Christchurch.
2021-02-23
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Missing Tests in England for IPL not preferred: Williamson
Auckland, Feb 21 (IANS) New Zealand stars would "prefer" not having to miss out on their Test matches in England due to the Indian Premier League (IPL) but it would be just another case of things not going to plan in the current situation, said captain Kane Williamson.
2021-02-21
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Covid-19 vaccination officially kicks off in New Zealand
Auckland (New Zealand), Feb 20 (IANS) The official roll out of New Zealand's Covid-19 vaccination began on Saturday when border workers received their first vaccinations in Auckland's quarantine facility.
2021-02-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Health/Medicine
NZ could travel to T20 World Cup with a squad of 20 players
Auckland, Feb 20 (IANS) New Zealand could travel to the T20 World Cup this year in India with a squad of 20 players including some who are yet to debut, coach Gary Stead has said.
2021-02-20
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
'How good is this': Bond to RCB's Rs.15cr buy Jamieson
Auckland, Feb 19 (IANS) New Zealand pace bowler Kyle Jamieson said he did not know how much the Rs.15 crore he was bought for by the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would convert into New Zealand dollars when he woke up in the middle of the night to follow the IPL 2021 mini-auction.
2021-02-19
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Martin Snedden appointed to 2022 ICC Women's WC board
Auckland, Feb 15 (IANS) New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chair Martin Snedden has been appointed to the board of the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup.
2021-02-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Roger Twose appointed New Zealand Cricket director
Auckland, Feb 15 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Roger Twose has been appointed director by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) to replace Greg Barclay, who was required to step down upon his election to the ICC chair.
2021-02-15
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
NZ vs Aus: Guptill to pass fitness test, Allen named as standby for T20Is
Auckland, Feb 14 (IANS) Finn Allen has been named as a standby for injured Martin Guptill in the 13-man New Zealand squad for the five-match T20I series beginning February 22.
2021-02-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand recall Ebrahim, Newton for T20Is against England
Auckland, Feb 14 (IANS) Kate Ebrahim and Thamsyn Newton have been recalled to New Zealand women's T20I side on the back of strong Super Smash form for the upcoming series against England, beginning March 3.
2021-02-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Halliday, Jonas named in White Ferns squad for England ODIs
Auckland, Feb 10 (IANS) Brooke Halliday and Fran Jonas have received their maiden call-up to the New Zealand women side for the upcoming three-match ODI series against England beginning February 23.
2021-02-10
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Bangladesh tour of NZ pushed back by seven days due to Covid-19
Auckland, Feb 4 (IANS) Bangladesh's limited-overs tour of New Zealand, beginning with three ODIs, will now begin on March 20 instead of March 13, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed on Thursday.
2021-02-04
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Super Smash: Auckland Hearts keep hopes of finishing top alive
Auckland, Feb 1 (IANS) Auckland Hearts on Monday pulled it together to keep their top qualifier hopes alive with a 27-run win over Otago Sparks at the Eden Park Outer Oval in Women's Super Smash T20 tournament.
2021-02-01
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Dream11 extends contract with New Zealand Cricket until 2026
Auckland, Jan 28 (IANS) Fantasy sports platform Dream11 has extended its association with New Zealand Cricket (NZC), including its naming rights partnership with the men's and women's Super Smash competition, for another six years.
2021-01-28
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Sophie Devine slams fastest T20 century in women's cricket
Auckland, Jan 14 (IANS) New Zealand batter Sophie Devine on Thursday scored the fastest hundred in the history of women's T20 cricket, reaching three figures in just 36 balls. She achieved the feat while playing for Wellington Blaze in New Zealand's Super Smash competition.
2021-01-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
New Zealand women to host England and Australia for ODIs & T20Is
Auckland, Jan 14 (IANS) New Zealand women's cricket team will host England and Australia, respectively, over the second half of this summer, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Thursday.
2021-01-14
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Injured Pak captain Azam out of 2nd Test vs New Zealand
Chrischurch, Jan 2 (IANS) Wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan will lead Pakistan in the second Test against New Zealand starting here on Sunday after captain Babar Azam was ruled out with pain in his thumb.
2021-01-02
Category: India, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket
Humbling to overtake Smith, Kohli in Test rankings: Williamson
Mount Maunganui, Dec 31 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Williamson on Thursday said it is "surprising and humbling" to overtake Australia's Steve Smith and India's Virat Kohli at the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Williamson rose to the top of the rankings after he led New Zealand to victory over Pakistan in the first Test with a masterful 129 in the first innings.
2020-12-31
Category: International, New Zealand,Sports,Cricket