NCA likely to appoint G R Vishwanath as Batting Coach

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Bangalore, Dec 7 (UNI) Former India Captain and stylish batsman Gundappa R Vishwanath declined to comment on the reports about his appointment as the batting coach of the city-based National Cricket Academy.

Speaking to UNI, the former little master said that he too heard about the news but had not received any official confirmation from the BCCI. "Until I get the official confirmation I would not be able to comment. However I had been involved in the NCA as batting consultant and have toured many places in the country," Vishy said.

The former International Cricket Council (ICC) Match Referee is at present associated with Karnataka State Cricket Association Academy here.

Media reports said that the NCA governing council which met here yesterday under the chairmanship of Ravi Shastri, had decided to appoint Vishwanath as its Batting Coach.

The former Karnataka cricketer now a cricket administrator, has scored 6080 runs at 41.93 in 91 tests and also played in 25 ODIs. He had been India's captain in two tests.

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