Adam Milne receives a five-year deal with NZC.

Adam Milne

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - OCTOBER 31: Adam Milne of New Zealand appeals for the wicket of Ravindra Jadeja of India (not in picture) during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and NZ at Dubai International Stadium on October 31, 2021 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Alex Davidson/Getty Images)

1 Adam Milne receives a five year deal with NZC

 Adam Milne has been handed a central contract by New Zealand Cricket (NZC). The 31-year-old fast bowler participated in 16 white-ball matches for his country’s side the previous year and might play in the next 50-over World Cup in India.

In order to be in a position to accept this contract offer, Adam has worked very hard and demonstrated good resiliency over the previous few years, according to Black Caps head coach Gary Stead.

He’s always been a top-class bowler and we were impressed by his consistent contributions in the recent home summer and tour of Pakistan.


Ajaz Patel is conspicuously absent from the board’s 20-man contract list for the 2023–24 season. The left-arm spinner, who last year played just two Tests and no games for the white-ball sides, became just the third bowler in Test cricket history to claim all ten wickets in an innings.

The trio of Trent Boult, Colin de Grandhomme, and Martin Guptill is also missing from the roster; they had all previously asked to be freed from their NZC contracts in order to play more frequently in franchise cricket across the world. However, NZC has said that Boult has agreed to be available for the Black Caps during a portion of the playing schedule and has so been offered a casual playing arrangement.

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