Wellington: There were calls for New Zealand cricket administrators to resign on Saturday over the sacking of top batsman Ross Taylor as captain, while new skipper Brendon McCullum denied any role in the dismissal.
Former captain Martin Crowe and New Zealand's largest daily newspaper, The New Zealand Herald, asked those responsible for Taylor's dismissal, and the way it was handled, to step aside.
"This week the game in New Zealand has been severely damaged. Permanently, I believe," Crowe wrote on the cricinfo website. "Those directly accountable should go, simply as rightful punishment."