Peter Fulton has stepped down as the batting coach of the New Zealand national team and now he will be taking up the role of head coach of Canterbury Cricket men’s team.
Fulton had joined the Kiwis in August after the World Cup last year as he replaced Craig McMillan as the new batting coach of the side. In his stint, he toured Sri Lanka and Australia with the side and also guided them in two home series against England and India earlier this year.
Fulton said he is thankful for being a part of the national men’s team, calling it an “honour to get back involved with the national team” and now looks forward to taking up the job as the head of the Canturbury cricket team.
“The Canterbury role appealed to me in terms of my aspirations to be a head coach and further my development in the game. The chance to spend more time at home with my young family and coach my home province was also motivating factors in applying for the job.” Fulton said after his appointed as Head coach.
The 41-year-old admitted that one of the reasons he joined Canterbury is that he would get a chance to spend more time at his home town and train his home team. But he still has one month of his contract left before it expires, that means he would be eligible to join Canterbury not before than August 1.
Bryan Stronach, the general manager of New Zealand Cricket congratulated Fulton for his stint with the national team and wished him luck for his new role in the coming month for Canterbury.
“Pete’s a respected figure who has contributed a lot to the BLACKCAPS set-up and built strong relationships in his time with the team. He’s carved an impressive pathway as a coach, from the New Zealand Under 19s to the winter training squads and now moving into a head coach role, which we’re fully supportive of,” Stronach said