John Wright to coach Black Caps - cricket - sport | Stuff.co.nzBREAKING NEWS: John Wright is the new coach of New Zealand's cricket team.
The former test captain and coach of India was confirmed in the role by NZ Cricket boss Justin Vaughan at a press conference in Auckland today.
Wright's appointment is effective immediately as New Zealand face Pakistan in the first of three Twenty20 internationals in Auckland on Boxing Day.
Mark Greatbatch, who coached the team on their recent tour of India, will now head an independent selection panel also including current selector Glenn Turner and former test player Lance Cairns.
It means captain Daniel Vettori is no longer an official selector.
A full review of the national team was undertaken after the ODI side suffered their 11th consecutive defeat in India