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T20 World Cup 2024: Kane Williamson rejects central contract; also gives up captaincy

Published - 19-JUN-2024 5:21 IST | Updated - 19-JUN-2024 5:21 IST

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T20 World Cup 2024: Kane Williamson rejects central contract; also gives up captaincy

New Zealand team captain KN Williamson, who missed out on a place in the Super-8 in the T20 World Cup 2024, has announced to quit the captaincy of T20 and ODI. Along with this, he has also rejected the board's central contract.

However, he will continue to play for New Zealand in all three formats. Kane Williamson said in a conversation with the media that he is looking for an opportunity to play in a foreign league in the summer season, due to which he cannot accept New Zealand's central contract. He wants to give time to his family.

Williamson further said that playing for New Zealand is a big deal for me and the desire to do something for the team is not less. I will continue to play for the team in all three formats.

New Zealand has not won the T20 and ODI World Cup title so far

The New Zealand team reached the semi-finals of the last three T20 World Cups and also played the final in 2021. However, New Zealand has not won a single T20 and ODI title yet.

According to the New Zealand Cricket Board, another cricketer Lockie Ferguson has also refused to take a national contract.

Captained New Zealand in the most number of matches in T20

Kane Williamson has captained the New Zealand team in 40 Test matches. In which the team won 22 matches and lost 10 matches. While 8 matches were drawn. At the same time, he has captained the team in 75 T20 matches, in which it won 39 and lost 34. 1 match was drawn. Williamson has captained the team in 91 ODI matches and the team won 46 matches and lost 40 matches.

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