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    Wellington cricket have had to contend with more than one coach being absent for parts of preseason

    Wellington cricket have had to contend with more than one coach being absent for parts of preseason


    The Firebirds open their domestic cricket campaign against Otago in the four-day Plunket Shield, starting today at the Basin Reserve.

    Coach Glenn Pocknall was away as the interim Black Caps coach for their tour of Bangladesh.

    As well as that, batting coach Doug Watson was stuck in Auckland for the start of lockdown, who admits it's been tough.



    Canterbury host Central Districts in the other clash from Hagley Oval.

    Both get underway at 10:30am.

    © 2021 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

     Other Cricket News
     05 Dec: Ajaz Patel has written his name into cricketing folklore on the second day of the second test against India in Mumbai.
     04 Dec: New Zealand's Ajaz Patel makes history by taking all 10 wickets in first innings against India
     04 Dec: Black Caps bowler Ajaz Patel is continuing to put India into a spin early on day two of the second cricket test in Mumbai
     04 Dec: It appears one of the Black Caps young stars in Rachin Ravindra has been battling himself as much as the Indian cricketers
     03 Dec: The start of a new and thoroughly productive opening partnership for the Black Caps in Tom Latham and Will Young
     03 Dec: One New Zealander knows as much as any of his compatriots about what it takes to win cricket matches in Mumbai
     02 Dec: Black Caps opener Will Young's determined not to get caught up in another DRS review debacle again ahead of the second test against India in Mumbai
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    Rugby:
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