Former India coach will take charge of Mumbai franchise
By IPL Desk
Mumbai 27 January 2013
Mumbai Indians today announced the appointment of John Geoffrey Wright as the Head Coach ahead of the IPL 2013 season, while Robin Singh will continue to lend his services to Mumbai Indians.
One of the most highly regarded coaches of the game, John Wright has to his credit successful stints as coach of the Indian team (2000-2005) as well as his home Black Caps. During his time in India, John was instrumental in India’s rise up in the international table including finishing finalist in the 2003 World Cup. In the relatively brief period he had been in charge of the Black Caps, the Kiwis improved upon its performance reaching the semi-finals of the last World Cup.
Commenting on John’s appointment, Mrs. Nita Ambani, Mumbai Indians said, “It’s a great pleasure to have John on board with Mumbai Indians. John is immensely respected and I am sure his cricketing knowledge and experience will be of enormous help.”
About Mumbai Indians
Mumbai Indians is the Mumbai-based IPL franchise owned by IndiaWin Sports Pvt. Ltd, a group company of Reliance Industries Ltd. Mumbai Indians has had a phenomenal rise over the last four years, both on and off the field. As a brand, Mumbai Indians is closely followed by approx. 3 million fans across the globe. Brand Mumbai Indians is ranked as the 7th most followed Indian brand in social media space (a study done by Nielsen & Mckinsey joint venture Incite for year 2012). The team finished as a finalist in IPL 2010, a semi-finalist in IPL 2011 and followed it up with a scintillating performance to win the Champions League T20 trophy the same year.
The strong fan-base can be ascribed to the Mumbai Indians’ team values – ‘Play Like One’. The franchise promotes togetherness, team spirit and cohesiveness in diversity, both on and off the field. Mumbai Indians has the potent combination of Indian and International stars such as Sachin Tendulkar, Harbhajan Singh, Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard, Pragyan Ojha, Rohit Sharma, Mitchell Johnson, Dinesh Karthik, and Dwyane Smith. In keeping with its philosophy of encouraging talent and youth, the team also includes Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Surya Kumar Yadav, Abu Nechim and a host of other budding, talented players. For more information, please visit www.mumbaiindians.com