New Zealand Cricket releases list of contracted players
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) Batsmen Henry Nicholls and George Worker have been included for the first time on New Zealand Cricket's list of 21 contracted players.
Nicholls has played two tests and 10 limited-overs internationals for New Zealand since his debut in February, and the 26-year-old Worker played two ODIs and two Twenty20 internationals last year.
Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi and batting allrounder Colin Munro return to the list after missing out last season.
Along with Worker and Nicholls they take places on the list, previously of 20 players, which have been vacated by former captain Brendon McCullum and his brother Nathan, who have retired from international cricket, and allrounder Grant Elliott, who is now available only for Twenty20 matches.