Black Caps cricket coach Gary Stead has been re-appointed for a further three years and will continue as head coach in all three formats of the game.

Stead took up the job in 2018 and will now be at the helm through until the end of the 2023 cricket world cup.

His reappointment follows a strong two years with the side during which the Black Caps were unbeaten in test series apart from last summer’s tour to Australia and they qualified for their second consecutive World Cup final.

The Black Caps currently sit second on the world test rankings, third in one day rankings and sixth in T20’s.

NZC chief executive David White said Stead’s had been interviewed by an appointments panel last week and there had also been with players, NZC high-performance staff, and Major Association high-performance personnel.

“What was immediately clear was that Gary had overseen a particularly successful chapter in New Zealand cricket history, during which time his team had been very strong in the Test and ODI formats,” said White.

“Winning an away Test series against Pakistan and a Test in Sri Lanka was a tremendous effort, as were the home Test series wins against Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, England and India.

“To tie the World Cup final and miss out on winning the trophy through a countback was a gut-wrenching experience, but I think we can all agree on how well the team played during that campaign and, equally, how well they conducted themselves afterwards.”


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