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Craig McMillan to step down as New Zealand batting coach after upcoming World Cup

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New Zealand batting coach Craig McMillan will step down from the position after the 2019 cricket World Cup. The 42-year-old, who is holding the position for the past five years, said that with “more and more” cricket every year his family had to make a lot of sacrifices. Within myself I knew that it is time for change, he continued.

“I spoke to the family because they are the ones that have had to make a lot of sacrifices over the last five years, just with the amount of cricket in this day and age. It just gets more and more every year. And I sort of knew within myself that it was time for a change for me,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Craig, as saying.

Under Craig’s guidance, New Zealand had made it to the final of the 2015 World Cup. The coach admitted that the achievement is “really special” for him.