The upgraded University Oval was given its ceremonial opening last night and play will begin in just over a week.
New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day international to level the five-match series at 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Ranchi.
Senior club cricket is scheduled to move to grass wickets this weekend but concerns about the suitability of the pitches may result in the fixtures played on artificial turf.
Otago captain Brad Wilson is ordering up a livelier pitch after scoring consecutive centuries in the match against Central Districts in Nelson this week.
The White Ferns have wrapped up their tour of South Africa with a resounding 126-run victory against the Proteas in Paarl to win the one-day international series 5-2.
Otago Cricket Association chairman Murray Hughes will step down at the association’s general meeting tonight after nine years in the role and a further six years on the board.
Wickets have been in short supply at Saxton Oval but Otago will need to conjure up 10 of them today if it is going to make a winning start to the Plunket Shield.
Virat Kohli hit an unbeaten 154 as India beat New Zealand by seven wickets in the third one-day international in Mohali.
The first session of the summer certainly went to plan for Otago.
South Africa produced a wonderful bowling display to beat the White Ferns by five wickets in the rain-affected sixth one-day international in Paarl yesterday.
The Black Caps have seven home tests this summer. If they play as poorly as they did during the third test against India it could be a long season. Cricket writer Adrian Seconi caught up with New...
Rob Walter’s curriculum vitae suggests a quick fix is at least possible.
The Otago Cricket Association emerged from its winter cocoon barely recognisable, Adrian Seconi writes.
Black Caps captain Kane Williamson scored a hundred to set up a thrilling six-run victory in the second one-day international and end his side's winless run in India.
The White Ferns clinched a series victory against South Africa with a 95-run win in the fifth one-day international at Boland Park in Paarl yesterday.
Former Black Cap Neil Broom left our shores in excellent touch.
Brendon McCullum says he will "never forgive" Chris Cairns and he hopes he never again crosses paths with the man he once considered a hero.
New Zealand's cricket public now have a heightened expectation of performance from their national team, according to cricket boss David White.
Former Northern Districts captain Brad Wilson has been appointed skipper of the Otago first-class side.
The Otago Cricket Association will have to monitor its financial position closely during the next few years as it seeks to rebuild its working capital.