NCA to rope in Rhodes as fielding consultant

Published: Thursday, May 6, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Bangalore :The National Cricket Academy (NCA) is trying to rope in South African Cricketer Jonty Rhodes to hone the fielding skills of its trainees.

NCA sources said discussions pertaining to financial terms are on with Rhodes, who is expected to make up his mind in a couple of days. If he does decide to make the trip to India, he would be in Bangalore for a week from June 7 as a fielding consultant.

The idea to get Rhodes, known for his agile fielding skills, is said to be that of NCA chairman Sunil Gavaskar.

Rhodes, a middle-order batsman, retired last year after being injured.

Sources said besides NCA trainees, India 'A' players who are keen to learn a few tips from Rhodes are also likely to figure in the group with whom Rhodes would work on and share his thoughts and experiences.

NCA has also approached former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott with a batting consultant assignment.

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