7 Dec 2011

New NZ Cricket CEO says international success a priority

1:07 pm on 7 December 2011

New Zealand Cricket's new chief executive, David White, says success on the international stage is the main priority for the organisation.

The 50-year-old, who has previously had similar roles at Wellington and Auckland Rugby and recently returned after three years as CEO of Bristol Rugby in England, will take over from Justin Vaughan when he steps down at the end of January.

White, who played cricket for Northern District's for 15 years and represented New Zealand, says improving the Black Caps world rankings is his number one goal.

He also says building player depth at international level is key to the future success of the Black Caps.

He says increasing the number of international quality players the New Zealand Cricket coaches have at their disposal is a top priority.