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New Zealand coach Gary Stead admits to uncertain future after Black Caps get eliminated from T20 WC

New Zealand coach Gary Stead admits to uncertain future after Black Caps get eliminated from T20 WC

Stead, who still has a year remaining of his contract, reiterated that the Black Caps prepared for the tournament in the best way possible.

New Zealand head coach Gary Stead conceded on Friday that his job was uncertain. His response gained new light after the Black Caps were eliminated from the group stage of the T20 World Cup. New Zealand lost two matches in a row against Afghanistan and West Indies respectively. The losses put their qualification to the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup in jeopardy. Afghanistan’s win over Papua New Guinea on Friday sealed their faith.

Stead admits to uncertain future

Stead became New Zealand coach in 2018 and guided them to the 2021 final. He has one year remaining on his contract. Speaking before Afghanistan’s victory over Papua New Guinea, Stead avoided the question of whether he is still the best person to lead the Black Caps. PNG’s loss to the Afghans resulted in New Zealand’s elimination.

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That’s a question you should be asking other people,” the 52-year-old told Radio New Zealand.

I can look at myself in the mirror and know that the preparation we tried to put in place has been as good as (possible),” he added.

New Zealand’s poor outing demands actions

However, with the team failing to reach the Super Eight stage for the first time since the tournament started in 2007, some heads are likely to roll. It remains to be seen whether Gary Stead will be on that list.

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