Damien Wright to step down as Kiwi bowling coach
Bangalore: New Zealand bowling coach Damien Wright today announced that he will step down from his post after the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
Wright, who is with the Black Caps for the second Test here, made the announcement through a statement.
The Australian said the "tough" decision was taken keeping in mind his personal life.
"I have really enjoyed working with the New Zealand team and it was a tough decision to leave the position. The decision is related to time away from my family and a need to be based closer to home," Wright said.
New Zealand arrived in India with a new coach at helm in Mike Hesson, who replaced John Wright.
"It has been a privilege to work with current crop of bowlers and I`m proud of the progression they have made over the past year. I would like to thank NZC for the opportunity and wish Mike Hesson, Ross Taylor, and the rest of the BLACKCAPS unit all the best for the future," Wright said.
New Zealand Director of Cricket John Buchanan appreciated the good work done by Wright.
"Damien has done a brilliant job since he came on board and will be hard to replace. He brings a huge amount of passion and energy to the team. We have been particularly impressed with the growth and development of the young fast bowlers during his time in the role. We appreciate that it was a tough decision for Damien and he leaves with our best wishes," Buchanan said.
The New Zealand Cricket Board will advertise for a new bowling coach this week.