Wright could be appointed Kiwi selector

Updated: May 21, 2011, 17:50 PM IST

Auckland: New Zealand coach John Wright is likely to be appointed as a selector, but the immediate future of the three other incumbents remains uncertain.

Glenn Turner, Mark Greatbatch and Lance Cairns are awaiting the outcome of New Zealand Cricket (NZC)’s meeting in Christchurch to see if they still had roles to play.

NZC’s Director of Cricket John Buchanan was scheduled to present a paper to Chairman Chris Moller outlining his plans for the new selection panel.

On taking the powerful new role, Buchanan, a former Australia coach, publicly backed Wright to have more power. So, it is a given he will move into a prominent selection role, a website reported.

Turner, Greatbatch and Cairns are likely to be asked to re-apply for their jobs, with potentially one or two places open alongside Wright.

Wright would also rely on input from selection advisers around the country who would not have official roles on the panel.