Former New Zealand cricket coach John Wright is set for
another stint in India.
The Mumbai Indians announced today that Wright will coach
their side during this year's Indian Premier League, which
begins on April 3, while Robin Singh will continue to lend
his services to the side as an assistant.
Wright enjoyed a successful stint with the Indian national
side between 2000 and 2005 during which he took them to
second place at the 2003 World Cup.
Following his time in the sub-continent, Wright returned home
where he worked in varying roles for New Zealand Cricket
before taking over at the helm of the Black Caps in December,
He resigned from his post in the middle of last year and has
been out of the spotlight since his departure.
Commenting on Wright's appointment, Mumbai Indians chief
executive Nita Ambani said: "It's a great pleasure to have
John on board with Mumbai Indians. John is immensely
respected and I am sure his cricketing knowledge and
experience will be of enormous help."
Ambani is the wife of one of the richest men in the world,
Mukesh Ambani, the founder of Reliance Industries.
Forbes magazine estimates he is worth US$27 billion.
The Mumbai Indians, who were runners-up in the IPL in 2010,
have a powerful roster including Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan
Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard and Herschelle Gibbs.
New Zealand all-rounder James Franklin is also on their