Former India coach John Wright appointed president of the Derbyshire Cricket Club

LONDON: Former coach of India John Wright has been named president of the english side of the county Derbyshire Cricket Club .

The former New Zealand captain, who has scored more than 9,000 runs in all formats, succeeds Harold Rhodes.

The 65-year-old earned a total of 10,638 first-class runs and 4,331 List A runs, including 31 centuries and a maximum score of 190 between 1977 and 1988.

I have Derbyshire very close to my heart and I am honored to serve as club president, said Wright, who is considered to be one of the best players in Derbyshire.

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I enjoyed so many good times here as a player and as a coach, and I wish the current team the best as they continue to make great progress on the field, he added.

Wright, who also partnered with the Mumbai Indians on the IPL side, became the coach of the Twenty20 Specialist from Derbyshire in 2017 and led the team to its first Vitality Blast quarterfinal in more than a decade.

John is one of the best hitters that has ever played for Derbyshire. Even when his playing days were over, John maintained a close relationship with the club and enjoyed success on his return as a coach. President, said Ian Morgan.

His contribution and commitment to the Club for many years has been immense and I am delighted that he has accepted the role of Club President in this 150th year.