Saturday, July 25, 2009

John Wright may take charge of KKR

Former Kiwi batsman & India Coach John Wright is a strong contender to replace controversial coach John Buchanan as the new coach of Kolkata Knight Riders. Wright’s name arrived in a discussion between KKR’s franchise & co-owner Shahrukh Khan & Captain Saurav Ganguly in UK recently, where both of them are to collect their respective Doctorate Degrees.

Saurav Ganguly shared a cordial & successful relationship with John Wright when the former was Indian Captain & the latter was the Coach. However, there are other contenders too for the job; Wright looked the most formidable of all. Knight Riders sacked their Coach John Buchanan, after poor show of the team in IPL Season 2, earlier this year in South Africa.

The other names that were discussed include National Cricket Academy Director & former Sri Lankan Coach Dave Whatmore, former Indian opener W V Raman, former stumper Chandrakant Pandit, former Pakistan’s Coach Richard Pybus & former Indian pacer Paras Mhambrey.


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