Several members of
the BLACKCAPS one-day international squad have been released to play in
domestic State Shield games tomorrow [Monday 5 January].
Head of the national
selection panel, Glenn Turner, said a number of players had expressed a
desire to play in domestic one day games during the brief window in the
National Bank Series against the West Indies.
“The timing was
ideal,” Turner said. “We have a three-day break between international
games, and players will have a day either side of the State Shield
“It’s an excellent
opportunity to give some of the squad extra game time to sharpen up
their skills and match fitness, after two rain-shortened matches.”
Players released and
available to turn out for their State Shield sides tomorrow include:
Neil Broom (O), Grant Elliott (W), Daniel Flynn (ND), Mark Gillespie
(W), Jamie How (CD), Brendon McCullum (O), Ross Taylor (CD).
State Shield competition games tomorrow [Monday 5 January] are:
State Auckland Aces v State Otago Volts; Eden Park Outer Oval, Auckland
State Canterbury Wizards v State Wellington Firebirds; QEII, Christchurch
State Central Stags v State Northern Knights; Fitzherbert Park, Palmerston North