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Saturday, 21 July 2012 - 8:08
Mike Hesson confirmed as new head coach of New Zealand till 2015 world cup
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Mike Hesson has been confirmed as the new head coach of New Zealand and has been handed a contract until the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

Hesson, 37, previously spent six years in charge of Otago and took over as Kenya's head coach after last year's World Cup, but quit after 10 months in the role due to concerns over the safety of his family and their quality of life in Kenya.

He beat the Glamorgan mentor and former New South Wales coach Matthew Mott for the role, while the New Zealand and Delhi Daredevils assistant Trent Woodhill also missed out.

John Wright will remain in charge until the end of the ongoing tour of the West Indies and Hesson's first tour with the squad will be the upcoming trip to India, which begins with a Test in Hyderabad on August 23.

He will become New Zealand's fifth coach in less than four years.

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