Bangalore: Former India captain and artistic batsman of yesteryear, G R Viswanath, on Thursday formally took over as chairman of Karnataka Cricket Academy (KCA), promising to groom budding talent in moffusil areas of the state and taking them to greater heights.
Speaking after assuming the charge, Viswanath, who is also vice-president of Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA), said the objective is to unearth talent, train them and make them national-level players. Youngsters in moffusil areas should also get opportunities to come up and it should not be restricted to cities, advocated Viswanath, who had enthralled cricket-loving people with his stylish batting. The KSCA-sponsored Academy would train 20 youngsters each in the age group of 15-17 in 11 district headquarters and 40 in the city initially for a duration of six months. Training would be given over a period of two years. Extras: Post your views