Black Caps coach Moles now wants selector's role

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Wellington, Apr 9 (ANI): New Zealand cricket coach Andy Moles has changed his mind and now wants to be a national selector.

Speaking as the New Zealand team disbanded at the end of the test series against India, Moles said his decision was not a reflection of the panel's work, but there was certainly an inference that he wants to be in a position to offer greater input into the team.

"I feel my thoughts were taken into consideration when final decisions were made, but I'll be talking to New Zealand Cricket around that and we have to make sure we get the best XI on the field every time we play," The Dominion Post quoted Moles, as saying.

"As long as we are being consulted and have our views put forward and debated well, it will work, but ideally I would like to be on the selection panel in future," he added.

When Moles took over from John Bracewell in December he said he did not want to be a selector because he wanted the players to be able to confide in him. But clearly he now feels having a greater say is paramount.

The current panel comprises Glenn Turner, who is the convener, John Wright and Dion Nash, while Mark Greatbatch is an adviser.

"We need to make sure that my views and the captain's views are taken into consideration so we get the balanced side to win games of cricket," Moles said. (ANI)

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