Wellington, Jan 13: New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White has said NZC needs a change of culture for the Black Caps to perform consistently at the top level.
White said the sort of situation, like the Black Caps’ first innings dismissal for 45 against South Africa in Cape Town two weeks ago, will recur if four things – integrity, trust, honesty and accountability- are not addressed, reports Stuff.co.nz.
The score in the first test is the lowest by any test-playing nation since 1974, and New Zealand’s second worst of all time after the infamous 26 all out, suffered against England in 1955.
It has been an uncomfortable five weeks for NZC since former skipper Ross Taylor was effectively axed and replaced by Brendon McCullum after the Black Caps tour to Sri Lanka.
The organisation has been criticised for mishandling the incident, which led to NZC chairman Chris Moller apologising to the former captain.
In the aftermath, NZC announced it would be holding a new election of its board, and hired a PR agency. (ANI)