Published: 11:24AM Friday April 26, 2013 Source: ONE Sport
Former New Zealand Test cricket player John Parker – Source: Photosport
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John Parker has formally apologised to Mike Hesson regarding comments that were made in the controversial document titled “The Taylor Affair”.
In a written statement, John Parker confirmed that he was not aware of any facts that could support inferences contained in “The Taylor Affair” that Mike Hesson had been dishonest, improperly motivated or acted in a manipulative way with respect to his actions as head coach of the Black Caps.
The report made comments about Hesson’s decision to replace Ross Taylor as Black Caps captain last year.
Mike Hesson accepted John Parker’s assertion that he did not intend to discredit him and is grateful to have received his apology.
“My family has found dealing with this matter pretty stressful and there is no doubt that it has been an unnecessary distraction during the preparations for an important few months ahead,” Hesson said in a statement.
“I am very happy that it has now been resolved and we can all head to England focussed on the task of winning cricket matches.”
Parker’s aplogy comes after he apologised to Black Caps captain Brendon McCullum earlier this week over comments in the report.
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