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Kane Williamson Steps Down from New Zealand Captaincy

New York: Following the failure in the T20 World Cup, Kane Williamson has resigned from his position as the captain of New Zealand’s white-ball team.

Under Kane Williamson’s leadership, the New Zealand team reached the T20 World Cup semi-finals three times and made it to the finals in 2021.

The New Zealand Cricket Board mentioned that after the team’s failure in the Super Eight stage of the ongoing tournament, fast bowler Lockie Ferguson has hinted at resigning as well.

Kane Williamson, who is among the world’s top batsmen, has played over 350 international matches for New Zealand across Test, ODI, and T20 cricket. However, he has chosen to pursue a contract outside New Zealand starting in January and will not participate as the captain of the national team on home ground.

The 33-year-old batsman stated, “Pursuing an overseas opportunity during the New Zealand summer means I’m unable to accept a central contract offer,” He further expressed, “Playing for New Zealand is something I treasure, and my desire to give back to the team remains undiminished.

“My life outside cricket has changed however — spending more time with my family and enjoying experiences with them at home or abroad is something that’s even more important to me.”, he said.

It is worth noting that in January 2025, Kane Williamson’s potential destination is a T20 franchise league, with competitions held in several countries, including Australia, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates.

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