Bob Carter has been appointed as the head coach of the New Zealand women’s team until the end of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2021 which is set to be hosted in New Zealand.

It is to note that Carter has served twice as an assistant coach for the men’s team, he was also the White Ferns interim coach for their most recent tour to Australia and has been working with the team over the winter in his role as High-Performance coach.

“I see a lot of potential in this particular group of cricketers,” said Carter in an official statement issued by New Zealand Cricket (NZC).

“We have a good blend of youth and experience that we can build from and I feel very positive about this next chapter of White Ferns cricket.”

The White Ferns play South Africa in three ODIs and five T20Is before embarking on a T20 World Cup campaign in Australia.

“It’s an exciting time to come on board with two big world tournaments on the horizon,” said an excited Carter, adding, “We have the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in February next year and the Women’s World Cup 2021 that we are hosting here in New Zealand – it’s a big couple of seasons coming up.”

Carter has already officially started in his new role and will get his first chance to have the White Ferns squad together at a training camp starting 22 September in Lincoln.