New Zealand

  • Crowe fears New Zealand players may fizz out before World Cup
    5:07 PM

    Hamilton, Jan 14 (IANS) Former New Zealand cricketer Martin Crowe has expressed concern that the Black Caps’ tight schedule ahead of the World Cup could prove to be exhausting for the team. Crowe, in his latest column for CricInfo, wondered if the Black Caps have taken too much on their

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  • New Zealand’s Elliot doubtful for second ODI against Sri Lanka
    9:55 AM

    Hamilton, Jan 14, (IANS) New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott is in doubt for the second One-Day-International (ODI) against Sri Lanka here Thursday. The all-rounder was absent from training at the Seddon Park Wednesday, reportedly dealing with a family health matter. A New Zealand cricket spokesman said Elliott could play, but

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  • ‘Sri Lanka will benefit from playing in New Zealand in WC’
    10:21 AM

    Christchurch, Jan 11 (IANS) Sri Lanka all-rounder Jeevan Mendis believes that the lessons learnt from the opening game defeat against New Zealand here Sunday will help them in their World Cup game against the same opponent Feb 14. Sri Lanka lost the first One-day International (ODI) by three wickets against

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  • Man slashed in New Zealand gurdwara
    1:11 PM

    Auckland, Jan 10 (IANS) A man was slashed in the face with a kirpan — a ceremonial religious knife — after an altercation at a gurdwara in New Zealand, media reported. Police were called to the Otahuhu gurdwara in Auckland and confirmed that they had taken a man to the

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  • New Zealand bowling coach Bond to quit after World Cup
    10:23 AM

    Wellington, Jan 9 (IANS) New Zealand bowling coach Shane Bond will quit after the World Cup Feb 14-March 29. New Zealand Cricket’s head of cricket Lindsay Crocker said Bond did not accept the contract extension that was offered to him. He added he was disappointed but hopeful that the Black

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  • New Zealand can reach World Cup final, says coach
    10:03 AM

    Wellington, Jan 9 (IANS) New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has said the 15-member strong squad selected for next month’s cricket World Cup possesses the right mix of youth and experience to realise the Kiwis’ dream of entering the finals. “I think within the squad we’ve got an ability to adapt

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  • Seriously injured Indian Fijian minor dies in New Zealand
    6:25 AM

    Wellington, Jan 8 (IANS) An Indian Fijian baby girl died in a Christchurch hospital in New Zealand after suffering a serious head injury, a media report said Thursday. A homicide investigation has been launched to probe the incident, Stuff.co.nz reported. The girl, aged one, died shortly before 8.30 pm Wednesday

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  • New Zealand gets UNSC’s non-permanent membership
    6:57 AM

    Wellington, Jan 5 (IANS) New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully Monday announced that the country has become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC). “New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” the minister said.

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  • Ryder picked for New Zealand A tour
    5:15 PM

    Wellington, Oct 31 (IANS) New Zealand selectors Friday threw a lifeline to talented batsman Jesse Ryder by including him in the 13-member A squad for four one-dayers in Dubai next month. Ryder returns to a New Zealand combination for the first time since last summer’s series against India and can

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  • New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup
    5:15 PM

    Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) With 100 days to go before the commencement of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Friday invited Indian cricket fans to visit his country during the Feb 14-March 29 event, to be co-hosted by New Zealand and Australia. Key tweeted a

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  • New Zealanders to get final vote on changing flag
    12:16 PM

    Wellington, Oct 29 (IANS) New Zealand could have a new flag to replace its colonial-era ensign a couple of years and referendums later, Prime Minister John Key announced Wednesday. The government has agreed to a timetable and all seven political parties represented in parliament have been invited to take part

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  • Virus scare grounds flight in New Zealand
    10:23 AM

    Wellington, Oct 29 (IANS) An Air New Zealand flight was grounded Wednesday after it emerged that a group of passengers had been exposed to the Norovirus, which could cause vomiting, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain, a media report said. Passengers of the Mount Cook flight NZ5374 were held onboard at the

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