Buchanan says Kiwis need to address 'integrity and accountability' within cricket board

Wellington, Jan 6(ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) director of cricket John Buchanan has warned that the Black Caps' Test surrender against South Africa in Cape Town could be repeated if there isn't a change of culture in the Kiwi game, and added that some key aspects like integrity, trust, honesty and accountability need to be addressed in the cricket board.

Buchanan believes an under fire NZC must embrace significant cultural change if it wants to avoid disastrous international results like the Black Caps' defeat by an innings and 27 runs to South Africa, Stuff.co.nz reports.

Buchanan said things like Black Caps' first innings dismissal at 45 against Proteas will recur if they don't address four things i.e. integrity, trust, honesty and accountability.

Buchanan added that until they can't commit that as a total organisation, that sort of result might occur again, and added that if they can commit to those things as a total organisation, then he was confident that that humiliation, of New Zealand Cricket and New Zealand, wouldn't be seen again.

The former Oz coach said the reality is, or the perception is, and sometimes perception is reality, that things like integrity, trust and accountability doesn't reside consistently, or constantly, within the NZC.

Buchanan added NZC needs to accept that fact, and deal with that. (ANI)


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