Wright takes aim at Selectors

Former Indian coach John Wright has strongly criticised the selection committee, following the end of his four-year tenure as national coach.

Wright questioned the lack of influence he had upon team selection, in particular with reference to the constant instability of Mohammad Kaif’s position in the team, saying, “I don’t understand why a player like Mohammad Kaif gets dropped. He is the best, as solid as wood, he should be included everytime.”

The instability of the committee also caught the New Zealander’s wrath, as he claimed that “The selection committee is poor and needs to be streamlined. I have been with the team for the last four years and every year the selection committee gets changed, new people come in with new sets of ideas, which makes things difficult. There should be a standard set of rules governing the selection procedure.”

Wright had been approached by South Africa to replace the under-fire Ray Jennings, but the discussions failed to come to anything more substantial, as after four years with India the draw of his family and friends in New Zealand proved a deciding factor.

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