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BCCI may extend Wright's contract

M Chhaya in Kolkata | March 28, 2003 15:14 IST

India coach John Wright's contract may be extended till April 20, according to Board of Control for Cricket in India sources in Kolkata.

An ad-hoc extension of contracts may also be offered to team physio Andrew Leipus and physical trainer Adrian Le Roux, the sources told rediff.com.

BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya has said he is personally not averse to the idea of granting an ad-hoc extension to the three key members of Team India's support system.

However, a meeting of the board will formally decide on the matter. The decision could come on April 1.

The BCCI wants to offer the ad-hoc extension to cover the tri-nation tournament, beginning in Dhaka on April 11. The issue of retaining Wright, Leipus and Le Roux on a long-term basis could be discussed thereafter.

The extensions are being considered because the BCCI wants to avoid making any short-term appointment for just the Dhaka tourney, which involves South Africa and hosts Bangladesh. India's engagements thereafter come only in mid-August.

However, the biggest problem is Wright's availability. His contract with the BCCI ended with the World Cup and he has returned to New Zealand. He might not be able to return to India before the start of the tournament because he wants to be with his ailing father.

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Sub: Stupidity

Its Hard To Think Why The BCCI Is Still Deliberating Over John Wright's Contrack.In My View He Is The Best Coach India Has Ever Had.Even ...

Posted by Hitesh

Sub: We want Wright to be the coach of india!!!!!!!!!!!

John wright along with phyiso and physical trainer has done a terrific job.One thing is to note no one got injured during the world cup. ...

Posted by kujo

Sub: BCCI - Bunch moronic jokers

How many times has this happened.They still are undecided about one of most established and proven section of Indian Cricket. Coach and trainer. Red tapism ...

Posted by Sumugam

Sub: Wake up BCCI

Is BCCI still in doubts about extending Wright's contract? There is no doubt what kind of work he has done there is no doubt about ...

Posted by Praveen Gopinath

Sub: keep wright and co

of course india should retain the trio, finally the team is clicking as a unit, we should continue with the same team. indian players never ...

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