Lee and McGrath hold out

Australian tail-enders Brett Lee and Glenn McGrath survived the last four overs of the third Ashes Test at Old Trafford overnight to see their team secure a tense draw in another thrilling match.

Added incentive for Vettori and McCullum

While the BLACKCAPS will be looking to continue the form they showed last week when the second Test begins in Bulawayo tonight

Chappell-Hadlee Trophy to begin international home series

The Chappell-Hadlee Trophy series will be played in New Zealand for the first time this December when the BLACKCAPS meet Australia in a three match ODI series

Doug Cowie retires from umpiring

New Zealand umpire Doug Cowie announced his retirement from the ICC International panel and New Zealand umpiring panels today.

Zimbabwe recall familiar faces

The Zimbabwe team to face the BLACKCAPS in Sunday's first Test will be quite different to the one that lost to Bangladesh earlier this year.

BLACKCAPS adjust to altitude

After narrowly beating Namibia in their first tour match on Saturday

NZC appoints "fast track" umpires

Former BLACKCAP Evan Gray and former Otago cricketer Derek Walker have been contracted by New Zealand Cricket as umpires for the coming season under a new (fast track÷ initiative.

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