Buchanan quits Kiwis
NEW ZEALAND Cricket (NZC) announced yesterday that former Australian coach John Buchanan was leaving his post as director of cricket effective immediately, after just over two years in the job.
“(He) is disappointed to be leaving NZC at this time, as he has enjoyed his work there,” the organisation said. “However, due to family circumstances, he has decided to return to Australia.”
Buchanan had reportedly been sidelined since late last year, when he supported Ross Taylor after coach Mike Hesson sacked the batsman as skipper in favour of Brendon McCullum.
He was appointed in 2011 with a contract running through to the 2015 World Cup, with his role seen as providing “a consistent coaching philosophy” in New Zealand, while also overseeing talent identification and the selection panel.
“NZC respects John’s decision and we wish him well for his future endeavours,” it said. – Sapa-AFP