New Delhi, Mar 22 : Haidee Tiffen has decided to step down as New Zealand women cricket team coach.
Though her present contract is due to end in July, but she has decided against reapplying for the position.Tiffen took over the coaching reins four years ago, and she's proud of the work she's put in with the team ever since. "I believe in collaboration, hard work, respect, and team first and I have enjoyed developing a learning environment where players are supported and encouraged to take responsibility to be better every day," International Cricket Council's (ICC) official website quoted her as saying.
Tiffen had only recently pulled out of New Zealand's Australia tour as she felt she wasn't in the right frame of mind to coach the team for the three ICC Women's Championship one-day internationals which the team eventually lost 0-3. That decision had come soon after a New Zealand Cricket (NZC) review of the ICC Women's World T20 2018 in the Caribbean, where New Zealand failed to advance beyond the group stage.
She was not happy with the NZC's review decision.
"I just want to do what's best for the team," Tiffen had said at the time. "The review was fairly confronting and challenging, and I can't really imagine being in the right frame of mind to help this side during the upcoming series, she added.
She will now look to develop and utilise her skills in other avenues. David White, the NZC chief executive wished her well. "Haidee’s made a decision and we understand and respect that. She is a talented and committed coach who leaves NZC with her head held high, and knowing she has a healthy future in the game," he said.
"Women’s international cricket has been making some rapid gains of late and Haidee has worked tirelessly in what has been an increasingly-competitive high-performance environment. We wish her well and thank her for the integrity and passion she has brought to the role," the chief executive added. (UNI)