Ross Taylor taking on coaching role with Papua New Guinea

Ross Taylor has taken on a new role as an advisor for developing cricket nation Papua New Guinea.

NZ Cricket has confirmed the 33-year-old batsman will be involved with the Papua New Guinea Barramundis as a consultant coach.

Cricket PNG said the role would last for "about a week" to help the side prepare for an upcoming series with United Arab Emirates.

Papua New Guinea Barramundis.
Papua New Guinea Barramundis. Source: Cricket PNG

It’s understood Taylor will still be contracted to New Zealand Cricket despite the venture which he organised.

Cricket PNG CEO Greg Campbell says the acquisition is an exciting time for the Barramundis.

"We would like to thank all parties for their support in making this possible," the former Australian international said.

"We are very privileged to get Ross on board and I am sure that the coaching staff and players who are currently in the UAE are looking forward to working with Ross."

Papua New Guinea plays United Arab Emirates in two 50 over matches in Abu Dhabi on April 2 and 4 as part of the ICC World Cricket League Championship followed by a four-day Test on April 7 for the ICC Intercontinental Cup.

Papua New Guinea are currently ranked 16th by the ICC in ODIs.

Ross Taylor celebrates his century. Source: Photosport