Buchanan joins NZ Cricket as director

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WELLINGTON – Former Australian national coach John Buchanan, who guided the side to three World Cups, was confirmed Friday as New Zealand’s new director of cricket. His brief is to design the blueprint for a consistent coaching philosophy across the country, implement a talent identification programme and oversee the selection panel.
“John’s appointment is an exciting one for New Zealand Cricket. He has a great cricketing pedigree and will provide outstanding leadership as NZC look to move forward,” New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan said.