Wright man for the job at Derbyshire
DERBYSHIRE director of cricket Kim Barnett has turned to his old team-mate John Wright to boost their challenge in the T20 next season.
Wright, the former India and New Zealand coach, will become the county’s T20 specialist coach.
During his time as a player with Derbyshire between 1977 and 1988, Wright scored almost 15,000 runs.
Wright, 62, is the talent scout for Indian Premier League side Mumbai Indians and he will also work closely with Barnett. His main focus though will be the shortest form of the game.
Barnett said: “We could not have anybody with higher pedigree than John for this new role.
“He won the IPL with the Mumbai Indians and has been an international coach.
“He was a great player at Derbyshire. I could not be more pleased to get him back on board here and work with him. He is a fantastic strategist and will give us a lot of expertise technically and tactically.”