Crowe heavily criticised NZC’s handling of the whole situation
Former New Zealand captain Martin Crowe has allegedly burnt his black blazer in protest of New Zealand Cricket’s (NZC) maltreatment of Ross Taylor during the recent captaincy row.
Taylor gave up the captaincy after being told that he would only remain in charge of the Test side at the conclusion of the Sri Lanka series, while team-mate Brendon McCullum would replace him as leader of the limited overs squads.
In response to the entire captaincy situation, Crowe tweeted: “Burnt NZ cricket blazer Dec 7, 2012. RIP.”
According to reports published in several New Zealand papers, Crowe burnt his blazer so that he would never be tempted to wear it again.
When asked about why he decided to burn his blazer, Crowe said: “With respect … no comment now or ever.”
Crowe, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in October last year, stated that he was appalled with NZC’s handling of the entire situation and added that he could not believe how out of hand it had become.
After stepping down as captain, Taylor decided to take a break from the game and made himself unavailable for the ongoing South Africa series in order to spend more time with his family.