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Wright returning, this time as commentator
- Former Team India coach on panel for Champions Trophy

Kuala Lumpur: John Wright, who has been in the news of late for comments in his book, Indian Summers, will be in India as a TV commentator during the forthcoming Champions Trophy. The tournament proper is going to be held from October 15-November 5.

A former New Zealand captain, Wright was the Team India coach from November 2000 to April 2005. Greg Chappell took over a month after the end of Wright’s record-creating innings.

“Wright’s name is on the panel of commentators and unless there’s an 11th-hour change, he will be in India not many weeks from now. Wright doesn’t like attention from the Media, but he’s going to be an attraction,” a source told The Telegraph Monday.

As the contents of Indian Summers have ruffled quite a few feathers, it will be interesting how Wright handles the fallout should he come face to face with some of those mentioned in the book.

Incidentally, Wright’s only coaching assignment since finishing with Team India — a high profile job with high pressure — was in last October when he was given charge of the World XI for the Super Series in Australia.

Recently, during a telephonic interview, Wright had said he was “looking for a job.” It’s to be seen whether the search is going to end in the commentators’ box.

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