Ross Taylor has accepted New Zealand Cricket's apology over his demotion

Last Updated: 12/12/12 12:45pm

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Ross Taylor: Unceremoniously dumped as captain by NZC

Ross Taylor: Unceremoniously dumped as captain by NZC

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Former captain Ross Taylor has accepted a public apology from New Zealand Cricket over his recent demotion.

Taylor was stripped of the one-day and Twenty20 captaincy last week at the recommendation of coach Mike Hesson, and the disgruntled batsman turned down the offer to continue as Test skipper.

Brendon McCullum was named as captain across all formats with Taylor opting out of their tour of South Africa as well.

"The board has reviewed all aspects of the captaincy issue and wishes to publicly place on record its apologies to Ross Taylor and his family for the manner in which events have unfolded," NZC chairman Chris Moller said.

"There are no hanging offences in all of this. Yes, the ball's been dropped, absolutely. Could we have done things better? Absolutely. Are we going to learn from those mistakes, well we hope so."

Taylor, New Zealand's top test batsman, acknowledged the apology in a post on his Twitter account, as he wrote: "I appreciate the apology from NZC. Keen to put it behind me and looking forward to getting back with the team soon."

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