New Zealand cricket announced that Bob Carter would be taking over as the head coach of the national women’s team. He has held multiple posts in the New Zealand cricket management and has also been the interim coach of the White Ferns since February.
Carter, who has previously had two terms as an assistant coach with the men’s national team (2004-08 and 2012-14) will be replacing former New Zealand all-rounder Haidee Tiffen who gave up on her role in March of this year and did not choose to reapply for the job.
“I see a lot of potential in this particular group of cricketers,” Bob Carter said on Friday (September 6). “We have a good blend of youth and experience that we can build from and I feel very positive about this next chapter of White Ferns cricket.
“It’s an exciting time to come on board with two big world tournaments on the horizon. We have several senior players who have been performing at the top of the international game and remain committed to working hard in bringing success. With two ICC World Cups coming up and the women’s game growing at all levels, it’s a great time to be involved.”
Bob Carter’s first assignment will be in the series against South Africa which consists of three ODIs and five T20Is beginning January next year. He will, however, preside over a training camp for the squad in Lincoln which begins from 22nd September.
The 59-year-old’s contract will run until the end of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2021, to be held in New Zealand.
“We’re delighted to have Bob signed on and working with our top female cricketers,” Bryan Stronach, NZC head of high performance, said. “The recent Women’s MOU has been a good development for the women’s game but with the added funding and support comes to an added professional responsibility. The players have endorsed Bob as a coach and enjoyed working with him in Australia.”
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