Cricket Scotland announced today that Craig Wright has been appointed the men’s national team Assistant Coach replacing Grant Morgan who left to return to South Africa in the Autumn of 2020.
The 46-year-old, who needs no introduction to the Scottish cricketing public, will also be taking on a role as National Fast Bowling Lead within Cricket Scotland working with seamers of all ages.
In his assistant coaching role, he will work closely with Head Coach Shane Burger to build on the good work the South African has done since he took up the post in 2019.
Commenting on his new role, Craig said “I have been away for a while from Scottish cricketing circles, but that has made my enthusiasm even greater now and with so much cricket in the offing for 2021 it is a really good time to come on board.
“There is a lot to aim for and I know that Shane, myself, the other members of the backroom team and the players will be putting in as much hard work as we can to realise our potential.
“I have worked with a lot of the players in the current squad before and I know the desire they have to do well for their country and really put cricket on the map.
Shane Burger, Cricket Scotland Men’s Head Coach said “Craig has been involved previously with Scotland as a player and a coach and what really has stood out to me already is his character and the fact that he is a winner.
“I am also really excited about his work as the National Fast Bowling Lead and this is a crucial role for the next few years to make sure that young fast bowlers are coming through the system and are ready to lead an attack at the top level when their time comes.”
Cricket Scotland CEO Gus Mackay said “We are delighted to welcome Craig back into the setup at Cricket Scotland. We received a huge amount of applications from across the world and interviewed a strong list of candidates. 2021 is an Important year for us and it is important that we utilise all the quality coaches we have in Scotland to develop the game at all levels.”