7 May 2015

Bruce Edgar to leave New Zealand Cricket

12:37 pm on 7 May 2015

Bruce Edgar is to leave New Zealand Cricket.

Edgar, the former international batsman, has decided against accepting a revised Black Caps selection role.

Edgar's contract with New Zealand Cricket ended at the end of April.

New Zealand Cricket's Bruce Edgar and Black Caps coach Mike Hesson.

New Zealand Cricket's Bruce Edgar and Black Caps coach Mike Hesson. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

He helped coach Mike Hesson with selections over the past two years and was also responsible for helping select New Zealand Under 19 and New Zealand A squads, as well as overseeing, on a part-time basis, New Zealand Cricket's Talent Identification Programme.

Edgar says over that time it's been one of the most successful periods for New Zealand Cricket, and it's been a privilege to be a part of that.

He says in particular, it's been great to see the progress of the New Zealand Test team, and the development of so many new players coming through.

Edgar says he and New Zealand Cricket just couldn't come to terms.

NZC Head of Cricket Lindsay Crocker says Edgar had developed a strong working relationship with Hesson and could deservedly feel a sense of accomplishment in the performance of the various teams he helped select.

New Zealand Cricket says changes to Mr Edgar's role were fuelled by a need to expand the National Talent Identification component of his job from a part-time to fulltime position, something NZC deemed a priority if recent successes on the international stage were to be sustained.

Crocker says Edgar felt he was unable to accept the revised role and terms and, while it's a decision they regret, it's also one we respect.

Crocker says he departs with our gratitude for a selection job well done, and with our best wishes in future endeavours.

The process for the appointment of the part-time selector role, and the full-time Talent ID role will commence shortly.

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