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Cricket news - Tiffen to not reapply for New Zealand coach role

Tiffen had stepped down from the role after not being in the "right frame of mind"

Haidee Tiffen, the former New Zealand captain, has opted not to reapply for the position of New Zealand Women's head coach.

Tiffen, who made a name for herself in the middle order, stepped down as the head coach ahead of the tour of Australia last month following a review into the side's performance. Tiffen had noted that she wasn't exactly in the "right frame of mind" to take up the mantle of coaching the side for the tour of Australia.

The review was set up by the New Zealand board to gauge the team's below-par T20 WC campaign in the Caribbean last year, which saw them bow out in the group stages. The review went on to suggest advertising all coaching and support staff's roles, including those of assistant coaches. However, the review had observed that Tiffen could still reapply for the post of head coach.

"I believe in collaboration, hard work, respect, and team first and I have enjoyed developing a learning environment where players are supported and encouraged to take responsibility to be better every day," Tiffen said.

David White, the NZC chief executive, observed: "Haidee's made a decision and we understand and respect that. She is a talented and committed coach who leaves NZC with her head held high, and knowing she has a healthy future in the game. "Women's international cricket has been making some rapid gains of late and Haidee has worked tirelessly in what has been an increasingly-competitive high-performance environment. We wish her well and thank her for the integrity and passion she has brought to the role."

Since being eliminated in the group phase of the T20 WC, New Zealand also lost to India in the ODI series and were whitewashed 0-3 by Australia in the Rose Bowl rubber. On a slightly positive note, New Zealand defeated India in the T20I rubber.

The new coach will have the task of spearheading New Zealand's T20 WC campaign to be held in Australia and New Zealand next year.

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