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Former New Zealand batsman Craig McMillan has been appointed as the national team’s batting coach for their upcoming tour of the West Indies.
McMillan replaces Bob Carter, who stepped down from the position in order to take up a high-performance role.
Even though McMillan’s appointment is on a temporary basis, he could make it permanent if New Zealand perform well in the Caribbean.
“It’s a career path I’m looking forward to pursuing,” McMillan told the Dominion Post. “I really enjoyed those few days and that’s part of the reason why I applied. It’s a great group of guys with a strong work ethic and they want to improve.”
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) head of cricket Lindsay Crocker added: “We had a number of strong applicants from New Zealand and abroad, but overall we felt that Craig was the best fit for the role.
“Apart from being a former player himself, Craig’s worked with Canterbury Cricket and also spent some time in the Black Caps’ camp. His commentary work has also given him extensive knowledge of both the Black Caps and West Indies squads and those qualities placed him ahead of the other candidates.”