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Latest Cricket News : Coach John Wright gonna do Resign


New Zealand coach John Wright will step down from the national side in August after rejecting an offer to extend his contract, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White said Tuesday.

In a move White described as "disappointing", they said Wright will leave the Black Caps after the upcoming tour of the West Indies.
"John has been an excellent servant for cricket in New Zealand over a long time & it is disappointing to lose somebody of his calibre," White said in a statement.

"We were keen to see him continue his head coach role, however understand & respect his decision to look for another challenge."
A gritty former opening batsman & one-time India coach, Wright took over a Black Caps outfit in disarray & guided them to the semi-finals of last year's World Cup, as well as a rare Check win over Australia in Hobart.

The statement gave no reason for Wright's departure, although they has reportedly had a tense relationship with Australian John Buchanan, who was appointed NZC's director of cricket in April last year.

"I appreciate the offer to extend my contract but after much consideration I feel its the right time to move on & look at other opportunities," Wright said in the statement.

No immediate replacement was announced.

"We are keen to fill this critical role as soon as feasible but are conscious that they must take the time to find the right candidate who can take us through to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup," White said.
New Zealand will tour the West Indies in July & early August.

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