A NZ rugby XI will face off against a cricket XI in Christchurch early next year.
The men's and women's teams will also play ODIs over consecutive days in Napier, Mt Maunganui and Hamilton.
When Mike Hesson unceremoniously took the captaincy from Ross Taylor and gave it to Brendon McCullum I thought "what is he doing? This guy has no idea," writes 1 NEWS sports reporter Guy Heveldt.
A highlight of his time in the job includes leading the team to the 2015 World Cup final.
CEO David White supports a proposal to see Western Springs become a "world class cricket ground".