New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum has launched defamation proceedings against former test player John Parker over allegations made about McCullum's role in the removal of former captain Ross Taylor.
Parker headed a group of former players, including a number of test captains,
who produced a report on New Zealand Cricket's handling of Taylor's firing and raised questions over it's wider governance.
In a statement released by his lawyers on Friday, McCullum said he was not seeking monetary damages, but an acknowledgement the allegations contained in Parker's report are "completely false."
He said the report "makes some very serious attacks on my integrity, my honesty and my ethics as a professional sportsman."