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Old June 20, 2004, 08:34 AM
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Default WWW: Whatmore, Wright & Woolmer

India's coach John Wright is a former New Zealand opener whose hiring in 2000 was ciriticised, but his efforts have transformed India as the second best team behind Australia.

While Wright produced results, local icons like Kapil Dev could not. Miandad failed to last through all three of his coaching tenures in Pakistan.

Bangladesh, still searching for their first win at Test level, now has Whatmore holding the reins and on their recent tour of the West Indies showed signs of resurgence.

"I don't agree that the brown man can't coach but foreigners like Woolmer, Wright and Whatmore have a more professional view and these people are the best in the business," Raja said.

"It's not a matter of snubbing our own man but its a matter of hiring the best and that's what India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh have done."
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