Coach Wright to stay in Mumbai

Written by: Suresh Parekh
Published: Wednesday, November 8, 2000, 16:05 [IST]
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Indore: John Wright, India's first foreign coach, will stay in Mumbai when he is not with the Indian team. Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary J Y Lele told Thatscricket.com that Wright would make Mumbai his headquarters.

Mr Lele also said that Wright will not attend the selection committee meeting in New Delhi on November 14 to select the team for the first Test against Zimbabwe.

"Wright hasn't seen any Indian player so there is no point in him attending the meeting," Mr Lele said. He added that he may attend future meetings. Wright will assume charge of the Indian team from the first Test against Zimbabwe.

Mr Lele also made it clear that the Dhaka Test against Bangladesh would be the last assignment for the current makeshift coach Aunshuman Gaekwad. The BCCI secretary added that the BCCI would not appoint Australian Geoff Marsh as consultant for the Indian team. His services are likely to be utilised for the National Cricket Academy.

No decision yet on BCCI's media manager

Mr Lele also affirmed that the BCCI had not made any decision on the appointment of a media manager. A decision on this is likely to be taken by the president of the BCCI In January.

"We have received a few applications for the post. No decision has been taken in this regard so far," he said.

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