Was only offered to retain Test captaincy after win over Sri Lanka, says Ross Taylor

Ross Taylor was visited in his hotel room in Galle, Sri Lanka by Mike Hesson, New Zealand assistant coach Bob Carter and team manager Mike Sandle. The differing versions of what happened at that meeting have become the cause of continuing bitterness between Taylor and New Zealand Cricket.

updated: December 10, 2012 18:05 IST
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Wellington: Fired captain Ross Taylor has accused New Zealand Cricket of misrepresenting the circumstances of his dismissal, further inflaming a row overshadowing New Zealand's preparation for its tour of South Africa.

Accounts given to the media by Taylor, New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White and national coach Mike Hesson differ widely, leading Taylor to say in a radio interview on Monday that Hesson and NZC's versions are untrue.

White and Hesson say Taylor was asked to remain as test captain but relinquish the captaincy of the New Zealand one-day and Twenty20 teams to Brendon McCullum. Taylor disputes that claim.

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