Gary Stead will remain Head Coach of the New Zealand men’s cricket team until mid-2025, New Zealand Cricket announced on Tuesday (July 11).
Stead’s current contract was to run until the end of the ODI World Cup in India this year.
First appointed to the role for a two-year term in late 2018, he will now stay on until the conclusion of the current World Test Championship cycle, in June 2025.
“The support for Gary was overwhelmingly positive – from the players, the BLACKCAPS support staff, Major Association coaches and support staff, as well as the New Zealand Cricket Players Association and NZC High Performance Unit staff.” New Zealand Cricket’s GM High Performance Bryan Stronach said.
“Gary’s results have been very impressive and we’re confident that he still has a lot to offer the team.
“Of course, a big part of this decision came down to whether Gary wanted to continue and he made it clear his appetite to take this team forward was as keen as ever.”
Stead’s reappointment period will include the ICC T20 World Cup in 2024, and the ICC Champions Trophy in 2025.
New Zealand test captain Tim Southee said the players were pleased Stead had been reappointed.
“Gary’s had great success leading us into finals in all three formats and, of course, that World Test Championship win.” Southee said.
“It’s been great the way that he’s come in and built on what was previously achieved.
“The sheer amount of time players and support staff spend away from family and loved ones makes for a challenging environment.
“With so much cricket being played these days, being able to effectively manage people and their workloads is a huge part of the job.”