A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Damien Wright to step down as New Zealand bowling coach after World T20

Wright helped significantly develop the New Zealand bowling attack

Just as New Zealand thought they may have finally put together a coaching staff, Damien Wright, who is the national team’s bowling coach has announced that he will step down from the position after the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Twenty20 in order to spend more time with his family.

“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, 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,” Wright said.

Wright was appointed as the New Zealand bowling coach in mid-2011 after he announced his retirement from first-class cricket in Australia.

New Zealand Cricket director John Buchanan stated that Wright had done a wonderful job in helping the New Zealand bowlers develop so quickly in such a short period of time.

“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,” Buchanan said.

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