3 Sep 2008

Mott makes initial cut for coaching position

6:19 am on 3 September 2008

The New South Wales cricket coach Matthew Mott has made the initial cut for John Bracewell's New Zealand job and will be interviewed over the next couple of weeks.

Mott was asked to apply for the post, which becomes available in April, and has made a list that is believed to include Graham Ford, formerly of South Africa but now at Kent.

34-year-old Mott, was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders coaching staff in the IPL where Brendan McCullum played.

Mott told Cricinfo iIt's an exciting time for New Zealand, they've got a good bunch of senior players as well as younger guys coming through.