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Woodhill shown the door 'because he's Australian'

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Latest Cricket News | Friday February 15 2013 10:09

Woodhill shown the door 'because he's Australian'

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Former Black Caps assistant coach Trent Woodhill has fired a broadside at New Zealand Cricket, claiming he was only shown the door because he's Australian.

Woodhill was overlooked for Mike Hesson as the new coach of the side, after having served as a batting mentor under John Wright.

He says New Zealand has issues with director of cricket John Buchanan being an Australian, and the manager, players association representative Heath Mills and CEO David White all wanted a Kiwi as coach.

He's also slammed the team environment, telling the Sydney Morning Herald Ross Taylor was never given the support he needed as captain.

Woodhill says he still feels bitter about the way Taylor has been treated, which to him is unfathomable.

He says the only real solution to the whole affair is for Hesson and David White to resign.

The Black Caps meet England in the series-deciding third Twenty20 in Wellington tonight.

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