16 Dec 2008

Black Caps manager to stay on for West Indies series

4:57 pm on 16 December 2008

New Zealand Cricket has confirmed Lindsay Crocker will remain as team manager for the test series against the West Indies.

Chief executive Justin Vaughan says it's important to provide continuity through the test and one day series.

The Black Caps' support team is being reviewed and former former Rowing New Zealand chief executive Craig Ross has been one of the candidates for manager.

Vaughan says an early handover was considered if recruitment was concluded but it was decided the timing wasn't right.

He says they'll continue to evaluate potential long-term candidates, including Ross and Crocker, and there'll be a decision later in the season.