New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent the best part of a week avoiding a slanging match with Australian commentator Alan Jones but could not resist a rugby-themed dig at him on Tuesday.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson and Sri Lankan spinner Akila Dananjaya have been reported for suspect bowling action after the first test between the two nations in Galle that finished on Sunday, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.
The captain of the New Zealand women's cricket team Amy Satterthwaite will become the first player to benefit from new contract conditions that guarantee her core salary while on maternity leave, the country's governing body (NZC) said.
Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma says his return to the club's starting lineup is the culmination of a three-year struggle when he was seriously injured and then sent out on loan to two Premier League clubs.
New Zealand's loss in the first test against Sri Lanka had been a lot closer than the six-wicket defeat suggested and the side had learned a lot about how best to play in local conditions, according to pace bowler Tim Southee.