NZ cricket acts slowly on Bangladesh debacle

2010-10-22 07:18

New Zealand Cricket has resisted any quick response to its national team’s series whitewash by Bangladesh, forming a committee to examine the state of the game while urging its top players to try harder on next month’s tour of India.

Captain Daniel Vettori, coach Mark Greatbatch and performance director Roger Mortimer appeared before a “crisis meeting” in Wellington today to explain the team’s 4-0 loss in the one-day series in Bangladesh.

Former players described the defeat as the darkest moment in New Zealand’s cricket history since its dismissal for 26 in a test against England in 1955.

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