“He is the future of BLACKCAPS,” Kiwi head coach congratulates Chapman for first NZC central contract

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Kiwi batsman Mark Chapman has been given his first central New Zealand Cricket contract by New Zealand. The left-hander effectively fills Martin Guptill’s position after he was let go from his NZC contract in November.

Chapman played in 21 matches for his native nation Hong Kong before making his debut for New Zealand in 2018. Since then, he has played in 27 matches for the Kiwis (22 T20Is and 5 ODIs). Champan also participated in New Zealand’s participation in the previous two T20 World Cups.

“We’re delighted to have Mark join the central contract list after being there or thereabouts for a while,” said New Zealand head coach Gary Stead.

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“He’s a fine player and we like the versatility and innovation he brings to his batting.He’s a guy with a lot of talent and we see him being a big part of future BLACKCAPS squads,” he added.