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'Distressed' Taylor axed as N. Zealand cricket captain

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Ousted New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor said on Friday he was distressed at being axed in favour of Brendon McCullum and needed a break from the game after a "very challenging" time. 

Ross Taylor, pictured in November 2012, has been dumped as captain of the New Zealand cricket team in favour of Brendon McCullum and will sit out the Black Caps' upcoming tour of South Africa, officials said.

After a week of intense speculation about Taylor's future, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) confirmed the 28-year-old batsman had been dumped as skipper and would sit out the upcoming tour of South Africa.

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