New Zealand Cricket backs Moles
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter

Player:AJ Moles

DateLine: 22nd October 2009


NZ Cricket have reaffirmed Andy Moles' position as Black Caps coach despite reports of players not being happy with him.


A report earlier in The Dominion Post said the senior players felt the Englishman was not up to the mark as an international coach.


The players claimed that skipper Daniel Vettori has been coaching the side for the past six months and they have not been given an acceptable level of tactical or technical support from either Moles or other specialist coaches.


But in a statement NZC chief executive Justin Vaughan said that Moles remained as head coach and he was preparing the side for the forthcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.


However, the executive also added a review was taking place.


"Following the Black Caps' return from Sri Lanka and the Champions Trophy we are undertaking a review of the team's performance," Vaughan said.


"This looks at all aspects of individual and collective performance with a view to continuous improvement."


Moles was chosen ahead of John Bracewell after New South Wales coach Matthew Mott had turned the position down.