Wellington, Jun 22 (AP) Wicketkeeper-batsman Brendon McCullum has pledged support to New Zealand captain Ross Taylor after being overlooked for the position following a lengthy contest to find a successor to Daniel Vettori.
Taylor, who has played 30 tests and 107 limited-overs internationals, was appointed this week to lead New Zealand in all forms of the sport. Vettori resigned the test captaincy earlier this year and will no longer play ODI and Twenty20 internationals.
New Zealand Cricket has been criticized for the length of time it took to decide between Taylor and the more experienced McCullum, helping to create and impression of rivalry between the two.
McCullum said in a radio interview that he and Taylor were "good enough mates" to resolve any differences.