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New Zealand, Windies welcome crowds back but COVID impact keenly felt

26 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON A sense of normality returns to cricket on Friday when New Zealand take on West Indies in their Twenty20 series opener with no restrictions on the crowd size in Auckland, but the COVID-19 pandemic continues to cast a long shadow over the tour.

ICC must deliver world events or sport will suffer, says new chairman

25 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman Greg Barclay told Reuters on Wednesday his organisation must deliver their pinnacle events over the next three years or there will be serious financial consequences for the sport.

England, France drawn in same pool for women's World Cup

19 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON Top-ranked England and France have been drawn in the same pool for next year's women's Rugby World Cup, while hosts New Zealand were drawn with trans-Tasman neighbours Australia at a ceremony in Auckland on Friday.

All Blacks rebuilding but tracking well says Carter

13 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand's loss to Australia in the Tri-Nations last week was a setback, but former flyhalf Dan Carter is adamant the side was building nicely as they prepare to face Argentina in Sydney on Saturday.

Rugby-All Blacks rebuilding but tracking well says Carter

13 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON, Nov 13 New Zealand's loss to Australia in the Tri-Nations last week was a setback, but former flyhalf Dan Carter is adamant the side was building nicely as they prepare to face Argentina in Sydney on Saturday.

Facial hair biggest challenge for all-time great Carter

12 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON New Zealand's Dan Carter played 112 tests, won two Rugby World Cups and retired as the game's leading scorer but says he is facing one of his toughest challenges this month -- growing a moustache to raise awareness about mental health.

INTERVIEW-Rugby-Facial hair biggest challenge for all-time great Carter

12 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON, Nov 12 New Zealand's Dan Carter played 112 tests, won two Rugby World Cups and retired as the game's leading scorer but says he is facing one of his toughest challenges this month -- growing a moustache to raise awareness about mental health.

No danger of Windies tour being cancelled after COVID-19 breaches

11 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON Cricket West Indies see no danger of their tour of New Zealand being cancelled despite the team's training privileges being revoked after several players breached COVID-19 biosecurity protocols in their isolation facility.

New America's Cup yachts can fly like the wind, says sailor

03 Nov 2020

WELLINGTON With design teams drawing on aeronautics and aerodynamics expertise of Airbus and the McLaren Formula One team, the new superfast America's Cup boats are harnessing the power of the wind like never before, a former professional sailor told Reuters.

First British boat a 'pig' so redesign no shock - former NZ sailor

23 Oct 2020

WELLINGTON Britain's INEOS Team UK had made such a mess of their first boat that they had no choice but to completely overhaul the design for their second-generation America's Cup yacht, a former Team New Zealand sailor has told Reuters.

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