Craig McMillan to stand down as Black Caps' batting coach

Black Caps batting coach Craig McMillan will leave his position with the New Zealand side after this year's World Cup, standing down after five years in the role.

McMillan, 42, won't renew his current contract with New Zealand Cricket, which ends at the conclusion of this year's Cricket World Cup in June and July.

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Batting coach McMillan will leave the side after this year's Cricket World Cup. Source: 1 NEWS

"It's been an amazing experience and one I’ve immensely enjoyed," McMillan said.

"To help coach the national team on the world stage has been a real honour and I feel incredibly lucky to have worked with so many good people and in such a great environment.

"I’d like to thank everyone at NZC and the BLACKCAPS, along with my friends and family for all their support through the ups and the downs.

"I’ll certainly miss the job, but I’m excited to pursue some other coaching opportunities and of course spend some more time at home with the family."

McMillan will take a break from his duties with the Black Caps for the upcoming ODI series with Bangladesh, rejoining the side for the three-Test series beginning on February 28.

Craig McMillan Source: Photosport

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