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Nayar named coach of KKR Academy

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Seasoned all-rounder Nayar has been appointed as the lead and mentor of the by franchise Kolkata Knight Riders.

The KKR today announced the launch of 'KKR Academy', which is an initiative to provide off-season training facilities and coaching to the players in the squad. KKR and MD Venky Mysore announced Nayar's appointment through a

"Abhishek's credentials as a and his deep desire and passion to help cricketers become better is very well known. We felt that he's ideally suited to lead this initiative," Mysore said.

Nayar, who has played 99 first class games for Mumbai, had told yesterday that he had ruled himself out of the race to become of fledglings after being approached.

The first camp of got underway at Just Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru yesterday.

Nayar, who played three matches for India, on his part said, "KKR has a highly talented set of boys and with this kind of nurturing in the off-season I am sure they will become better cricketers. I am also thankful to the for investing in the future of these promising cricketers."

KKR also announced that ex-Omkar Salvi has come on board as the coach of the Academy.

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First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 20:10 IST