Captain Brendon McCullum has committed himself to New Zealand Cricket for another year.
The 33-year-old, whose international future has been the subject of much speculation over the past week, will lead New Zealand in the home and away series against Australia this summer, as well as being available for the World T20 in India in March.
The annual contracting process will be completed next week and the list of players being offered contracts will be announced on Wednesday.
Note there is no mention of Chappell-Hadlee availability.
“New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said he was delighted with the development, describing McCullum’s retention as a red-letter day for all Kiwi cricket followers.”
McCullum, who will sit out the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe and South Africa after an intense period of cricket dating back to world cup, is on track to play his 100th consecutive Test for the NZ in the home series against Australia after Christmas