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John Wright to quit as NZ cricket coach

John Wright to quit as NZ cricket coach

John Wright has announced he will quit as New Zealand cricket coach after next month's tour to the West Indies, saying the time is right to pursue "other opportunities."
The former New Zealand opening batsman has coached New Zealand since late 2010, leading the team to the semifinals of last year's ICC World Cup and to its first test win over Australia in Australia in 26 years.
New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White said his organization offered to extend Wright's contract but he had declined a new term.
Wright's decision follows media reports of tension in his relationship with former Australia coach John Buchanan, who is now New Zealand's director of cricket.


Updated : 2021-03-02 23:15 GMT+08:00