Weenick said that it is that difficult balance of recognising that Test Cricket doesn’t make money.
Weenick on New Zealand Cricket
“I think one of the strengths of New Zealand cricket is the flexibility it has around the contracting. We need to recognise that players want to generate as much earnings for themselves during what is a short term contract, while also wanting to play cricket for New Zealand. We need to try and keep on top of that, make sure that we’re giving players flexibility, but also really encouraging them to stay and play for New Zealand,”. Weenick was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.
“I’m a Test cricket romantic but also I see Test cricket as being key to keeping players playing for New Zealand. I think if we didn’t have Test cricket, it’d be much harder to keep them interested in that. They’d simply, you know, come back and play an ICC [event]. So absolutely, I’ll be looking to try and promote Test cricket while balancing the fact that we do need to play the higher revenue parts of the game as well.
“It is that difficult balance of recognising that Test Cricket doesn’t make money. But it’s very important for the fans and very important for the players. I think the Test Championship has been a great addition,”. Weenick added.