Bangalore, Jan 27: Mumbai Indians on Sunday (January 27) appointed New Zealand's John Wright as their head coach for the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 6). He replaces Robin Singh.
"During his time in India, John (Wright) was instrumental in India's rise up in the international table including finishing finalist in the 2003 World Cup. In the relatively brief period he had been in charge of the Black Caps, the Kiwis improved upon its performance reaching the semi-finals of the last World Cup," Mumbai Indians stated in a media release.
"Robin Singh will continue to lend his services to Mumbai Indians," the release added.
Mumbai Indians owner Nita Ambani said, "It's a great pleasure to have John on board with Mumbai Indians. John is immensely respected and I am sure his cricketing knowledge and experience will be of enormous help."
Wright, who was India's first foreign coach, had a successful stint with the national team and took India to the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa.
This will be Kiwi's first coaching stint with an IPL team. This announcement from the Mumbai team comes few days after they named former India captain Anil Kumble as chief mentor.