Peter Fulton has stepped down from being the batting coach of New Zealand to take up a new role with Canterbury.
New Zealand’s batting coach Peter Fulton decided to step down from his position so that he can further improve his coaching skills by trying out a new experience. As he steps down from his post in New Zealand, he decided to take up the role of being a head coach in Canterbury.
Upon taking up the new role on August 1, Fulton says, ‘It's been an honour to get back involved with the national team and I'd like to thank the players and staff for making me feel so welcome. The Canterbury role appealed to me in terms of my aspirations to be a head coach and further my development in the game. The chance to spend more time at home with my young family and coach my home province were also motivating factors in applying for the job’.
‘There are guys there that have the potential to play international cricket and my job is to get them there. If those guys can make the step up to international cricket, then I'm sure Canterbury will have some success along the way’, he added.
As per New Zealand Cricket’s high-performance general manager Bryan Stronach, the board is not in a hurry to fill in the position which Fulton has left. According to him, they will take the time to consider their options to find a replacement for Fulton since it’s wintertime in the country.
During his playing career between 2004 and 2014, Fulton has played a total of 23 Tests, 49, ODIs, and 12 T20Is. To further understand these formats of cricket, check out Betwala.
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