A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: NZC name Stephen Boock as new president

Boock will be looking for ways to improve the current ranking of the national team across all three formats

New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have named Stephen Boock as their new president during their annual meeting in Wellington.

Boock, who became a member of NZC in 2002, is set to replace Denis Currie, who has held the position for the maximum of three one-year terms.

NZC also announced that Northern Districts Cricket Association chairman Greg Barclay will replace Brent King as the new director of the board.

Current chairman Chris Moller was able to keep his position for another year after the board selection panel agreed not to replace him.

Despite posting a loss of NZD$1.87m (USD$1.54 approx), NZC stated that they had experienced a “better than expected financial year”.

NZC chief operating officer Craig Presland said: “Without an ICC event in 2011-12 we knew this was going to be difficult year financially. The forecast was for a budgeted deficit of $7.30m but we actually showed a significant improvement over that. A ground breaking eight-year sponsorship and media rights agreement with Pitch International, along with a two-year domestic rights agreement with SKY TV, were the major reasons for a better than expected financial result. Our current 2012-13 financial year includes the recently concluded World Twenty20, along with the Champions Trophy and an inbound England tour, and we are expecting to return a small surplus.”

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