Former New Zealand captain John Parker weighed into the debate about the controversial sacking of Ross Taylor as skipper on Thursday with a scathing report about how the situation was handled.
Parker is part of a group said to include several former captains who compiled a nine-page report on the affair, critical of New Zealand cricket chiefs, coach Mike Hesson and Brendon McCullum, who replaced Taylor as captain.
The document backs Taylor’s claim that he was told before the second Test in Sri Lanka in November that he was not wanted as captain in any form of the game, although NZC argues Taylor was told he could remain as Test skipper.
It also says Hesson initially accepted Taylor’s request to blood new internationals on the Sri Lanka tour but three days before the team was named Hesson said all the older players would be going. NZC’s chief executive David White said the attacks were damaging.
The report's claim that McCullum knew all along about the sacking of Taylor was also vehemently denied by White.AFP