Will resist CA's advances to appoint John Wright as coach: Buchanan

John Wright was appointed New Zealand coach in December 2010 Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Auckland: Oct 16, 2011

John Buchanan, the director of cricket of New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has declared that he would resist any kind of advances made by Cricket Australia (CA) to appoint him as the coach of Australia.

“He (Wright) is contracted until the end of the West Indies tour (in July next year) and the view would be that he is definitely off limits. We are just at the stage of re-establishing our coaching ranks and so it wouldn t be very opportune for a turnover. We would certainly be very keen for John to go through to the end of this contract and then, hopefully, if all things go well, we d look to extend him,” Buchanan was quoted by a leading newspaper.

CA is looking for a replacement of Tim Nielsen, who was axed after the famous Don Argus review. He has been asked to re-apply for the job, but it is unlikely that Nielsen will be appointed again.

The other candidates who are likely to be interviewed for the job are former Australian cricketer and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody, former New Zealand coach Steve Rixon and former South Africa coach Mickey Arthur along with Greg Shipperd.