IPL: Mumbai Indians appoint John Wright as Head Coach

John Wright recently resigned as the New Zealand coach following an unsuccessful run © Getty Images

Mumbai: Jan 27, 2013

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Mumbai Indians appointed John Wright as the Head Coach of the team on Sunday

Mumbai Indians released the news on their official Twitter account

“Paltan, let’s welcome John Wright into the MI family. John has joined us as the Head Coach,” was the tweet by MIPaltan, the official Twitter account of Mumbai Indians.

Wright, who has previously served as the coach of the Indian national team, will be taking over the position from former India all-rounder Robin Singh.

The former Kiwi opener recently resigned as the coach of New Zealand after a horrific run of form where the team lost to India and Bangladesh.

However, Wright had enjoyed a successful run as the coach of Indian team when he combined with Sourav Ganguly for five years from 2000-2005 during one of India’s most terrific run in international cricket.

Under him, India reached the final of ICC World Cup in 2003, beat Pakistan the Test and One-Day International series and drew level with Australia Down Under.