Gary Stead will still be the head coach of the Black Caps as he accepted a three-year contract extension.
New Zealand head coach Gary Stead has been appointed as Mike Hesson’s successor in 2018. As his contract was about to end this year, NZC has decided to extend his contract so that Stead will still be the team’s head coach up until the end of the 2023 World Cup to be held in India.
With regards to his reappointment, Stead said, ‘It's an honour and a privilege to be re-appointed. I think this group of players is growing as a team; there's an exciting schedule ahead of us and I know everyone is feeling very optimistic about our chances in all three formats’.
‘I'm very appreciative of the backing I've enjoyed from the players, the support staff and NZC and hope I can repay that confidence by helping the Blackcaps achieve their goals and objectives over the next three years’, he added.
So far, New Zealand is expecting to host a summer full of cricket matches. Some of their pending matches are Test series against West Indies and Pakistan and some limited-overs series against Bangladesh and Australia.
Still, the officers of NZC, including CEO David White is impressed with what Stead can provide to the team. He says, ‘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’.
With the help of Stead’s coaching skills, New Zealand currently ranks fourth on the upcoming ICC World Test Championship whose final event is still scheduled by June next year. Aside from that, the Black Caps also ranks 2nd in Tests, 3rd in ODIs, and 6th in T20Is. To further understand these cricket formats, visit Betwala.
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