Former captain Crowe spits fire at Kiwi board

Published: Saturday, May 21, 2005, 23:53 [IST]
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Wellington:Former New Zealand captain and mercurial batsman Martin Crowe has lashed out at the New Zealand Cricket board for rejecting his application for the post of selector.

The gifted batsman who had served the Black Caps with distinction, does not have a good equation with New Zealand coach and former off-spinner John Bracewell and was believed to have been told by New Zealand Cricket officials that he won't be summoned for an interview.

According to NZC sources, Crowe's no love lost rapport with Bracewell, who is also on the four-man selection panel which has been reduced to three following the resignation of Ross Dykes who had a 13 year stint at the post, was a big factor in Crowe being overlooked for the post.

Legendary all-rounder Sir Richard Hadlle and Brian McKechnie are the others on the selection panel.

It's worth recalling that Crowe had flayed Bracewell's domineering role in the team, alleging that he was overshadowing skipper Stephen Fleming.

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