| Latest Cricket News | Friday April 20 2012 9:39
Neil Wagner is eligible for the New Zealand cricket team.
The South African-born left-armer has been cleared by the International Cricket Council after positive rulings on two exceptional circumstances.
"Oh very much. It's a massive relief I'm just completely stoked, just one of the best days of my life to be honest it's been a long wait and just real pleased to know it's over."
Wagner's available for selection on the upcoming tour of the West Indies starting in June.
He says New Zealand coach John Wright spoke to him during Zimbabwe's tour.
"He just told me straight-forward and he just said to me 'listen, just keep doing what you need to do, just keep playing like you're doing now and the rest will take care of itself and I would like to see you there soon' so I take that as good news."
Wagner says it's come as a relief after figuring he could have had to wait much longer.
"When Ross Dykes came to me the morning of the second last day of the season he said to me 'listen I've got some bad news' and up until yesterday I expected another year or something and that it was going to be pushed back."
The 26-year-old played his first game for Otago in 2008.
Wagner always had his sights on New Zealand after struggling with the game back in the Republic.
"Just did not enjoy my cricket, just through lack of opportunity and chances and when I had to look at going abroad and going somewhere else, New Zealand was just obviously the one that comes to mind first."
He has taken 137 wickets at 27.27 including six five-wicket bags.
Of those dismissals, 88 have come in the last two seasons where he also topped the country's first-class wicket count.