Ross Taylor's 'captaincy' to be reviewed following Black Caps' persistent abysmal form

Sydney, Nov. 25 (ANI): New Zealand captain Ross Taylor's captaincy role is set to be reviewed upon his return from the tour of Sri Lanka.

New Zealand's abysmal form over the past couple of months has thrown Taylor's leadership into sharp relief, and NZC chairman Chris Moller has confirmed the issue will be up for discussion at board level during the upcoming review of the tour.

"Post this tour, the board will be having a meeting with (coach) Mike Hesson. We'll be covering a whole range of matters, including the captaincy, and will make some decisions from there," quoted Moller, as saying.

According to the report, Moller said he didn't wish to speculate on any likely outcome, but promised a comprehensive review

"David White [CEO], John Buchanan [director of cricket] and Mike will do a full review of the tour; the board will cover that off and we'll make decisions from there," he said.

Sources, speaking under condition of anonymity, say Taylor's style of captaincy has already come under the spotlight at team management level, in particular his manner of communication, and his reluctance to get alongside players individually, the report said.

However, none thought it likely Taylor would be relieved of the captaincy immediately, the consensus being he'd be persevered with until at least the end of the tour to South Africa, if not up to England's visit in February, it added. (ANI)


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