New Zealand Cricket has extended the contract of the national coach Steve Rixon to the 1999 World Cup and the following four-Test tour of England. The board also reappointed John Graham as manager until the end of the England tour in July and August 1999.
Warwickshire's former captain Tim Munton has suffered a setback in his planned return from a year out with a back injury. The pace bowler was forced to miss the only three-day game on the county's South African tour because of soreness in his back. Warwickshire won the match against Bloemfontein University by seven wickets.