26 Feb 2015

Why is cricket on the decline in NZ schools?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:08 pm on 26 February 2015

One of the mainstays of New Zealand's sporting year is cricket. And right now, at the senior level, the sport is in good heart. New Zealand's co-hosting the World Cup, the national side is enjoying a run of success, and players like Brendan McCallum and Kane Williamson are household names. Cricket has traditionally been one of the country's favourite sports, but it is now less popular than badminton. Simon Mercep speaks to the game development manager at Auckland Cricket to find out why so few people are picking up the bat.