The former New Zealand international Mark Greatbatch has been appointed as an advisor to the New Zealand cricket selectors.
The chairman of selectors Glenn Turner says Greatbatch will assist himself and fellow selectors Dion Nash and John Wright in monitoring the progress of players in the domestic competition.
Meanwhile former England international and current Central Districts coach Dermot Reeve has been called in to assist the Black Caps as a bowling coach for the two Twenty20 matches against the West Indies later this week.
New Zealand coach Andy Moles said Reeve's reputation for flair and innovation particularly in the limited overs form of the game will add to the team's build-up.
Reeve played for England as an all-rounder between 1991 and 1996, including three Tests - all against New Zealand - and 29 one day internationals.