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John Wright named New Zealand cricket coach

cricket Updated: Dec 20, 2010 08:43 IST

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Former India cricket coach John Wright has replaced Mark Greatbatch as New Zealand's national coach as New Zealand Cricket attempts to stem one of its worst international losing streaks.

Captain Daniel Vettori has also been stripped of some of his selection powers in restructuring announced on Monday after an NZC review of series losses to Bangladesh and India.

New Zealand's 4-0 series loss to Bangladesh and 5-0 defeat to India took to 11 its losing streak in one-day internationals, approaching its record 13 straight losses in the mid-1990s. Wright played 82 tests and 149 one-day internationals as an opening batsman for New Zealand between 1978 and 1993 and coached India from 2000 to 2005.