White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen steps down, set to miss Australian series

White Ferns coach Haidee Tiffen has stepped down for New Zealand’s three-match Rose Bowl series against Australia.

Tiffen requested a leave of absence in the wake of New Zealand Cricket's World T20 campaign review, which recommended all coaching and support staff roles be advertised at the completion of their contract periods.

"I just want to do what’s best for the team," said Tiffen in a statement.

"The review was fairly confronting and challenging and I can’t really imagine being in the right frame of mind to help this side during the upcoming Rose Bowl series.

"I love the players; I love the team and I love the job – but for everyone’s sake I think this is the best course of action at the moment."

The series against Australia starts in Perth on February 22, with High Performance coach Bob Carter announced as the interim coach.

White Ferns head coach Haidee Tiffen during the 2nd Twenty20 cricket match between White Ferns v Sri Lanka. Saxton Oval, Nelson, New Zealand. Friday 20  November 2015. Copyright Photo: Chris Symes /
White Ferns head coach Haidee Tiffen. Source: Photosport

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