NZ Cricket appears to have gone to ground over its policies regarding public displays of affection at its cricket matches, following a controversial incident last month in Napier where two women were threatened with eviction from a cricket match for kissing. GayNZ.com requested an interview with NZ Cricket Marketing Manager Peter Dwan in order to clarify policies around what behaviour is considered acceptable and unacceptable by NZ Cricket, and whether these rules are applied equally to same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Despite initially being told by NZ Cricket's Public Affairs Manager that he would be "happy" to sort out an interview with Dwan, no further correspondence has been received by GayNZ.com, despite a follow-up request. Discussing the incident with the NZ Herald last month, Dwan said that the women at the Napier match were making themselves and other women in the crowd the targets of inappropriate male attention. GayNZ.com wished to clarify whether this means that couples who kiss at NZ Cricket-administered matches will be held responsible for the actions of others, even when they themselves aren't in breach of any rules.
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First published: Wednesday, 8th February 2006 - 12:00pm
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