New Zealand Cricket has paid tribute to former Test player, coach and administrator Jack Kerr, who passed away on Sunday in Christchurch.
Kerr, who was 96, enjoyed a life-long attachment to cricket.
He emerged as a right-hand batsman for Canterbury and New Zealand in the 1930s before serving in World War II.
After his retirement from playing, he maintained a strong link with the game as well as a maintaining a successful career as an accountant.
He was a national selector and team manager of the New Zealand Test team before becoming Chairman, and later President, of New Zealand Cricket.
“Jack made a significant contribution to New Zealand Cricket and the New Zealand Cricket Foundation over a number of years and his support was warmly welcomed and greatly appreciated,” said New Zealand Cricket Chairman Sir John Anderson.
His funeral will be in Christchurch on Thursday 31 May.