The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) board has appointed former New Zealand player Roger Twose as their board director. Twose replaced Greg Barclay for the role. Barclay had to step down from the post after being appointed as the International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman last year. Barclay had been serving as the NZC director since 2012 before replacing Shashank Manohar to take up the role.
Twose was a prolific player of the BlackCaps during the mid-90s. He played 16 Tests and 87 ODIs for the team, scoring 628 runs and 2717 run respectively. He also played a vital role in the victory of the New Zealand team in Champions Trophy in 2000.
Known as “the switch-hitter”, he was one the most successful batsmen of the New Zealand cricket team in the Cricket World Cup 1999, having scored 318 runs at an average of 79.50 in the tournament. He even acquired the second rank as the World Batting Rankings after announcing his retirement from Test cricket.
After retiring from the game, Twose pursued a career in banking and joined the National Bank where he ascended to the senior management. Following that, he joined Willis Bond & Company Limited and served their senior management team, eventually becoming the director.
The 52-year old has also served the NZC Players Association as its past-chair, subsequently taking up a position in NZC’s High Performance Advisory Group where he has been working for ten months.
Apart from Roger Twose, NZC has also appointed Steve Tew a position on the board. Tew will serve as the board observer. He was the CEO of the NZ Rugby 2008 to 2019, during which the All Blacks and Black Ferns brought home several world cups and ranked number one for over ten years. Tew was also the CEO of the Crusaders Super Rugby franchise and Canterbury Rugby Union.