Wright hints at exit

John Wright, one of India’s most successful national coaches of all time, has hinted that he may not be up for extending his contract, which expires is May, thus making the forthcoming home series against Pakistan possibly his last assignment.

Wright has been quoted as saying that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) wants him to sign a contract that extends up to the 2007 World Cup, a time period for which he is not willing to commit.

Wright said, “My contract ends in May this year and there is always a lot of speculation about what will happen in the future. I assume the next contract will be till the 2007 World Cup. I don’t think I am ready to commit myself till then.”

Wright, a former New Zealand captain, became India’s first foreign coach back in 2000, and since then has proved to be one of the keys for the success that has come the national side’s way since.

Under Wright, India has won 20 of the 49 Tests they played, losing only 15 of them, while in ODIs, India has won 66 out of 124 games.

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