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Old 8th December 2012, 14:12   #106
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Originally Posted by Chin Music View Post
I have to admit that Ross Taylor is not my favourite batsman to watch, but I can't deny that he's your best player and that it is insane that the management have hacked him off enough that he sits out what was always going to be a tough tour. Heads should roll with the management after this.
I can understand their thinking about splitting the captaincy with McCullum taking over the ODIs and T20s where results haven't been that good recently but they've handled it badly with Taylor thinking he was losing the test captaincy as well.

The new NZ coach Mike Hesson is from Otago where McCullum is also from and I think Taylor feels like he was being railroaded out of the captaincy due to provincial loyalties.

It's a shame that with NZ being such a small cricketing country that we make ourselves even weaker with all this infighting and mismanagement with quality players like Taylor walking away in disgust.

Martin Crowe sums it all up in this article.
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