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Dermot Reeve ends his coaching tenure

Dermot Reeve has ended his tenure as coach of New Zealand's Central Districts side after two years at the helm.

The former England Test all-rounder led Central Districts to the State Championship four-day final in 2008-09 before winning this season's Twenty20 competition.

However, with his wife Fiona and young family based in Sydney Reeve claimed he could not commit to a full-time role with Central in the future.

He told Hawke's Bay Today: "I would like to be with Central Districts, ideally, but for me to fulfil a full-time role with any association will not be possible due to family commitments."

Reports of disharmony between the players and Reeve plagued the early stages of Central's Twenty20 campaign in January.

He injured his foot the same month which resulted in him having to wear a moon boot and avoid weight-bearing activities and that curtailed his involvement with the team as he recuperated in Sydney.

After watching his side lift the HRV Cup (Twenty20 competition) he went back to Australia before returning to New Zealand for Central's final four-day match against Northern Districts in Napier last week.

Reeve also found himself in hot water with New Zealand Cricket after accusing Auckland's Ravi Bopara of ball tampering.

The former Sussex and Warwickshire favourite, now 47, was censured and fined $750 for his comments which came after a one-day game in December.
 
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