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In an interview with Radio Sport this morning, Taylor, who withdrew from the squad over the controversy involving new skipper Brendon McCullum, said he was told in a meeting four days before leading his team to victory against Sri Lanka in the second test in Galle that he was to be stripped of the captaincy of all three forms of the game.
Also present at the meeting were coach Mike Hesson, assistant Bob Carter and manager Mike Sandle.
Hesson has said Taylor was told he would be relieved of the captaincy of the short versions of the game but would be retained as test skipper. NZC chief executive David White has confirmed Hesson's version of events after ringing the coach, Carter and Sandle.
Taylor, though, said the test captaincy was offered only a week ago in a phone call by Hesson.