Shane Bond appointed as New Zealand bowling coach

Updated: Oct 19, 2012, 10:34 AM IST

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Wellington: The New Zealand Cricket has appointed former speedster Shane Bond as the national bowling coach on Friday.

Bond, who represented the Black Caps in 18 Tests and 82 ODIs, said he always wanted to coach the national side.

"This is a role I have worked towards since I stopped playing. The experience of playing for New Zealand exceeded my expectations and I`m sure it will be no different as a coach," he was quoted as saying by a news agency.

Bond, 37, will replace Damien Wright and his first task would to be to guide the Kiwi bowlers in the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka.